Fulton Co. students, staff pay tribute to ‘Black History’

by Barbara Atwill

Fulton County Schools held their annual Black History Month Program in the high school gymnasium with students from Fulton County Elementary/Middle School coming to join the celebration.

Beverly Claybrooks, second grade teacher, was the Master of Ceremonies and began the program..

Amyia Sanders, Fulton County High School student, welcomed everyone for attending.

D.K. Kinney, Fulton County student, opened with prayer, and Carson Oldaker, Fulton County High School student, read scripture.

Students in Ms. Claybrooks class, placed small pictures on a board, and when placed all together, formed a large pictured of hands forming a heart, while Pastor Jessie Webb played "Lift Every Voice and Sing".

A Praise Dance was then presented by Jaylia Kinney, Fulton County High School student.

Melissa Winters introduced the guest speaker, Coach Craig Clay.

Coach Clay used the SEC motto "It Just Means More," to encourage the students to keep striving to be better.

Hannah Varden, Fulton County High School student, closed the program by playing "We Shall Overcome" on the violin.