Traditionally, schools across the country decorate classroom doors in celebration of Black History Month. For the last several years, our Logos Academy students and staff have done the same. The decorated doors recognize important African American historical figures and encourage conversations within our school community.
This year, we were honored to have the following individuals as judges for our door contest. Our judges share a common thread with the historical and present-day figures recognized on our doors. They have all made significant contributions to our York community and beyond, and are committed to making York a better place.
Elaine Bonneau, graduate of Johns Hopkins University became the first Black person to serve in a leadership position as the director of Downtown Inc. here in York. Jeff Kirkland has been the unofficial repository of York’s African American history for over five decades and has shared his extensive collection of research, literature, recordings, art/photography, and personal writings with seniors, students, non-profits, faith-based institutions, and history buffs throughout York City. Edquina Washington is a councilwoman on the York City Council and community development and housing director for Crispus Attucks Association. Mabusha Cooper co-founded the Educated Voices of Hip Hop Inc. which emphasizes leadership and community building through a Hip Hop lens.
CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS!
See their doors below and check out some more of our doors on Facebook!
GRAMMAR SCHOOL: MRS. MCKETHAN’S 3RD GRADE
Mrs. McKethan’s 3rd-grade class featured Edna Lewis, a renowned African American chef, teacher, and author who helped refine the American view of southern cooking. The students each are featured on the door along with their favorite recipe from her book!
UPPER SCHOOL: MR. BROWN AND MR. BRUBAKER’S 8TH GRADE HOMEROOM
Mr. Brown and Mr. Brubaker’s 8th-grade class featured Muhammad Ali, an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed “The Greatest,” he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.
STAFF WINNERS: DOOR 141 IN THE OFFICE
Our staff chose to feature the evolution of HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), specifically highlighting Cheyney University of Pennsylvania–the first HBCU. There are 107 HBCU’s in the United States, and this door showcases several that are along the Eastern Seaboard.