wjces bhm program

SHERWOOD - 3rd and 4th grade students at William Jefferson Clinton Elementary school created a virtual Black History Month program. 

The original program was scheduled for March 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the concert. While the students were disappointed that the concert would not go on as planned, music teacher, Ms. Alicia Amos, made plans to put the program on virtually to showcase the students’ hard work.

“The dedication from students was like none other I’d seen before,” said Ms. Amos. “Students ate lunch in the music room and gave up a few minutes of recess to practice dance moves and to ensure that they had lyrics memorized. Some took the time out to color the background decorations for the stage. Many were rehearsing speaking parts with one another and/or their parents at home.”

Below is a list of students who participated.


Bryleigh Hills - tells the meaning of Black History

4th grade “Lift Every Voice and Sing” singers

Dalen Wilkins

Ryleigh Freke

Kenese Vineyard

Journi Mosley

Emersyn Walker-Lee

Khiliah Harris 

Nathaly Guzman 

Martin Luther King Jr info:

Timothy Akins

Ryan Evans

3rd Grade “Rise Up” singers

Brooklyn Berry - soloist

KeAndre Purdiman

Tanner Upton

Alayah Gillings 

Elliotte Engles

Milo Walter

Peyton Cooley

Natilya Carroll 

Alexandria Slocum

Bryleigh Hills

Cage Rook


Karlee Ledbetter

4th Grade “Glory” singers

Jericho Spencer - soloist

Emersyn Walker-Lee

Karlee Ledbetter

La’Ryan Lowe - rapper

Imani Smith

Timothy Akins

Journi Mosley

Christina Roach - soloist

“Stand Up” Dancers

Kelah Morris

Addison Walker

Dalen Wilkins

Kobi Cotton