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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

For Black History Month, West Haven to honor students

WEST HAVEN — In recognition of Black History Month, the city will honor 18 students from Bailey and Carrigan schools Feb. 9 at the 16th annual Black Heritage Celebration.

The event will take place at 11 a.m. in the Harriet C. North Community Room at City Hall, 355 Main St.
The celebration will include an awards ceremony, musical selections and poetry readings, as well as remarks from Mayor John M. Picard, Superintendent of Schools Neil C. Cavallaro and guest speaker Martha Dye, a prominent early childhood educator.
Members of the Black Heritage Committee will present students awards for academics and leadership, most improved and perfect attendance.
The committee will also recognize others who have made contributions to the city’s African-American community, including entrepreneur Phyllis Haynes, recording artist Vicky Mariconde and author the Rev. Vivian Coleman.
Lunch will follow the ceremony.
In honor of the monthlong cultural celebration, organizers have draped the walls of City Hall with banners and posters depicting important black leaders and people worldwide.

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