Smoky Hill Celebrates Black History Month

As a part of Smoky Hill High School teachers and students work together to design door covers to celebrate Black History Month

Brennon Fuller Tracy Johnson, Staffer

February marks the start of Black History Month, an annual observance celebrated  in the United States, as well as Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. It is a celebration to remember African American icons, events, culture, and achievements. This school year, Smoky Hill started a new door decorating contest for Black History Month. Showcased below are works done by students and teachers.


Another way Smoky Hills shows of Black History Month to it’s students is through the many T.V screens that are hung up around campus. It helps spread the word to students and faculty.

Room I-217 displays a collage of Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix is a singer and song writer in the rock genre in the 1960’s.
Mrs. Kaplan and Haleigh Borrusch showing off their door which shows many different forms of African American culture from now and past generations. Standing in the mirror, there is the appearance of a painted crown on your head.
Mrs. Laimans class did a take on George Washington Carver and representing all the things he accomplished as a scientist. George Washington Carver is known for working with peanuts explaining the peanut on the door design.
Mr. Vaughn’s classes took a completely different approach and went above the standard door decorating and decided to decorate the hall leading to his classroom.


For the second hall decoration, one of Mr. Vaughns classes covered more of the historical side of Black History month and covered the Civil War.
Room I-802 shows off a piece in the shape of a fist. This representing men and women and there wide variety of careers that helped shape how we view everything today, from Bob Marley’s musical career, to Barack Obama’s roll as the first African American president of the United States.