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Garden City holds Black History Month door decorating contest

Garden City holds Black History Month door decorating contest

On the last day of Black History Month, Garden City Elementary students and teachers had their classroom doors looking top-notch for voting on the school’s third annual door decorating contest.

This year, each classroom chose a different book written by a Black author. They read the book in class and then created a door design to match the book. 

At a virtual awards ceremony on March 1, each class won a different award for categories like “most colorful” or “most creative” door. All students got to vote for their favorite door prior to the awards ceremony, and the three classrooms that received the most votes were rewarded with treats to end their day. 

Some of the doors included: 

  • A “Roots of Rap” theme from the book by Carole Boston Weatherford, with students writing their own rap lyrics on the door.
  • A “Thank you, Omu” theme from the book by Oge More, with bowls of students’ favorite foods.
  • A “Salt in his Shoes” theme from the book by Roslyn and Delores Jordan, with student faces on basketball players’ bodies. The students surprised Principal David Branch with his face on a player as well! 
  • A “Your Name is a Song” theme from the book by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, with each student’s name on a music note with notes about their own names.