CHFHS Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary

CHFHS Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary

Joanna Akinlosotu, Local News Editor

The celebration for the 10th anniversary of the opening of Charles Herbert Flowers High School was held on May 13, 2011. With packed bleachers and a decorative banner, the Anniversary Celebration had a packed schedule.
It was opened by a celebratory march by the CHFHS band led by the drum major, Austin Nwachukwu. It was followed by the  ROTC Color Guard, who did the presentation of flags, and the singing of the national anthem by Leah Batts. Despite the small mishap of the decorative banner falling, the show went on. Kemi Adeniji continued the ceremony with a small introduction of the events to come.
The CHFHS choir then gave a rousing rendition of Yesterday. The SGA president, Kevin Saceudo-Broach gave a short reflection of his school experience followed by a routine from the Pom Squad, and a reflection from Gladys Montegomery, coordinator of Academy of Finance, who has been a part of CHFHS staff since its opening in 2000.
A special reflection was given by Class of 2004 alumnus, Patrice Jones. This was followed by a short speech from Principal Jones. More artistic selctions followed, which included: a piano solo by Jonathan Birmingham, a presentation by the World Languages Department, a poem, a dance sequence from the school play Bubbling Brown Sugar, a piano selection by Austin Jacques, and another choir piece.
The admittedly most anticipated performance was the CHFHS Step Team, who delivered a solid performance. The ceremony was closed by recognitions by Ms. Clarke and the singing of the school alma mater.