Yusra Chabayta, ’18

On February 24, 2017, Woodlawn High School presented Blurred Lines, a Black History Program for Black History Month. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in United States history.

Diamond-Alexis Craig and Troy Pierre II opened the program as the “Master and Mistress of Ceremony.” The first performance was called “The Cypher’s Corner” performed by Jeroderick Allen, Cody Coleman, Trevon Hardnet, Treyln Miller, Alton Morgan, and Keon Simmons. It was amazing!

Woodlawn’s Finest Ladies, the “Alluring Queens Step Team,” performed next, followed by Woodlawn’s Finest Males, the “Suave Kings Step Team.” Miss Woodlawn, Nakavia Chapman, Jeroderick Allen, and Mr. Woodlawn, Devin Whiting, performed “The Night Before the Storm” next.

The other performances included the Decades Fashion Show, from Civil Rights Period to the New Millennium, performed by the Culture Club, The Komplexion by Kerrington Hill and CyTierrione Williams, Fences Monologue by Destiny Hall, an Original Poem by Derwinisha Alford, Black Royalty by Da’Shona Woods, and a Theatrical Poem called “Black Child/ I am A Women” by Paris Hishaw and Nitiqua Johnson.

I thought this program was amazing and beautiful; Woodlawn High School has some very talented students. I would like to thank Coach Kenner and Ms. Hawkins for sponsoring this amazing program, and also thank our principal, Mr. Stevens, for letting us do something like this for the first time ever.