PAMES Performance for Black History Celebration

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Students, faculty, administrators, family and members of the Amityville Board of Education gathered in the Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School auditorium for the school’s Black History Month Celebration.

Coordinated by the PAMES Black History Month Celebration committee and chaired by Denise Graham and Kathy Hyland, the event featured students singing, dancing and reading informational pieces to honor the culture, traditions and legacy of historical figures in black history.

The celebration began on a high note with students Orchid Delaleu, Samantha Molina and Raychel Preza singing their rendition of James Weldon Johnson’s “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Throughout the show, students educated the audience about historical landmarks founded by and in honor of men and women in black history.

The 21st Century Dance Group and Step Group performed an array of routines under the choreography of Dee Coghiel and Danielle Coles. Emceed by student Mikhail Ankudovych, the evening also featured a vocal performance by PAMES alumna Shaakirah Nazim-Harris. The night closed on an upbeat note as Jackeline Andiono and Makayla Frisby sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”