Celebration Honors Black History Month

Celebration Honors Black History Month photo

Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School recognized Black History Month with a celebration on Feb. 28 that showcased the many talents of the student body. Performances featured the dance and step team as well as musical selections by the Madrigal Choir and jazz band.

The celebration, themed “Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future,” was hosted by Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School students Kyree Scott and Tiare Gordon. The Madrigal Choir presented three musical selections, including “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” 

The dance ensemble’s performance was followed by the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School and the Copiague Middle School step teams. The Drama Club presented powerful and inspiration quotes from famous African-Americans past and present.

For the final performance of the show, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School senior Osazuwa Eghafona played the bass guitar while his brother joined him on stage on the trumpet for a musical selection. All proceeds from the Black History Month celebration benefit the security department’s scholarship fund.