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District 88 celebrates African-American History Month

Throughout the month of February, Addison Trail and Willowbrook students and staff participated in events to celebrate African-American History Month.

Addison Trail

Willowbrook

Black History Month Summit

Top left: State Senator and Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (4th District) speaks with District 88 students during a Black History Month Summit hosted by the district on Feb. 26. Top middle and right: District 88 students participate in an activity during the event. Bottom: (From left) Dr. LaTonya Wilks, District 88 Director of Student Services, Dr. LeVar Ammons, Willowbrook Guidance Counselor, and Akari Muhisani, Account Executive at Dell Technologies, serve on a panel during the summit to discuss Black History Month with students and answer their questions.

On Feb. 26, more than 30 students from Addison Trail and Willowbrook participated in a Black History Month Summit at the District 88 Office. During that event, State Senator and Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (4th District) served as the keynote speaker. Lightford shared her journey to success and offered students advice on how to accomplish their goals and encouraged them to stay positive and focus on the legacy they want to create. The participants then heard from a panel consisting of Dr. LaTonya Wilks, District 88 Director of Student Services, Dr. LeVar Ammons, Willowbrook Guidance Counselor, and Akari Muhisani, Account Executive at Dell Technologies. The summit also included roundtable discussions and a cultural awareness activity. District 88 Superintendent Dr. Scott Helton closed the event by sharing with students the work the district has done, and continues to do, with regard to diversity and cultural competency.

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