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Harrison School Celebrates “Rise Up” to Celebrate Black History Month

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From left, Lorraine Brett as Coretta Scott King, Christopher Mayers as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sasha Romelus as First Lady Michelle Obama, and Yanike Kadima as President Barack Obama.  Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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ROSELLE, NJ - Elementary School Counselor Floyd Granderson and Schools Superintendent Dr. Richard Corbett, joined dozens of Harrison Elementary students for a special Black History Month school play on February 24.  

Opening of the event was a musical dance tribute performed by 12 year old, Semaja Barton a student visiting for the day from the Bronx, NY. The play depicted a fictional Oval Office meeting between the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Barack Obama. 

The play concluded with a vocal performance of the song “Rise Up” by Amanda Nagy, music teacher for Roselle’s Harrison Elementary, Washington Elementary, and Charles C. Polk Elementary schools. After the play, Dr.Corbett spent time with the students shaking their hands and speaking with many of them in the auditorium.  

Video of the event can be viewed below.

 

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