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Black History Month Unity Celebration Scheduled for Riverhead High School

Event is scheduled for Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Riverhead High School students are set to celebrate Black History Month in a big way.

This year's celebration will take place on Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverhead High School Charles Cardona Auditorium. 

Last year, Tori Greenridge, accompanied by the Riverhead High School Chamber Orchestra, performed the late Etta James' "At Last." 

Highlights of the event include the presentation of colors by the Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp.; a welcome by Principal David Wicks; a presentation by the Riverhead High School Steppers; presentations by a student group from one of the elementary schools; the First Baptist Church Choir or its dance group; music from the chamber choir and orchestra; presentations by Riverhead High School students Jenny Corbin and Robert Brown of poetry by black poets and famous speeches; slides of famous Black Americans and presentations; a tribute to a famous Black American who has died; and the presentation of the Riverhead High School "Martin Luther King, Jr. Award."

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