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How is AHS celebrating Black History Month?


    The month of February is Black History Month and honors the accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history.

    AHS has been including educational video lessons on the origins and history behind why we celebrate Black History Month during W4 lessons. These lessons are made by students who take African American History.

    According to the Annandale Community Insider, “guided by resources curated by the FCPS Social Studies Office”, students in US/VA History classes have been working on a month-long summative about the African American experience during Reconstruction

    Although there is no longer the much-loved school-wide Black History Bowl, clubs and organizations have also taken part in celebrating African American history.

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    On Friday,  Feb. 16th, in donation to Black Lives Matter organizations, Key Club held their annual valentines bake sale in the Jock Lobby and within ten minutes sold over $170 of a range of Valentines themed baked goods.

    The Social Studies Honor Society made a display case in the history hallways that spotlights various Black trailblazers.

    “As the secretary of the BSU, I celebrate black history month individually but also with the positive community built around African Americans at Annandale. For example, as a community we celebrate Black History Month by having a cultural potluck hosted between the different black clubs at Annandale, including BSU, AA, EAS, and SSA,” senior Erica Lewis said

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    Emily Hawkins
    Emily Hawkins, Co-Editor in Chief
    Senior Emily Hawkins is thrilled to be this year's Co-Editor in Chief of The A-Blast. This is her third year in the program and was previous In-Depth Editor and Arts Editor. When she’s not at school she enjoys listening to music, reading, crocheting or hanging out with friends. She hopes to pursue further education in university and to study communications and journalism. She is looking forward to a great last year on staff!
    Shane Gomez
    Shane Gomez, Co-Editor in Chief

    Senior Shane Gomez is the Co-Editor in Chief of the A-Blast. He was Editorials Editor as a sophomore and junior and a Staff Writer as a freshman. He is pursuing the IB Diploma and he can be found frequenting clubs and organizations such as AWC, AYSO, ABC, AA, CFAC, HSC, SHF, MUN, NHS, NEHS, NSSHS, SNHS, VWA, and YMG. He likes to thrift, hangout, and watch movies. He looks forward to graduating.

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