This year, for its fourth annual Black History Month Celebration, Old Bonhomme Elementary School honored Board of Education member Kisha Lee during the yearly ceremony. On February 26, all of Old Bonhomme Elementary School’s students, families and staff came together to celebrate incredible black leaders in history and to highlight the accomplishments of Board of Education member Kisha Lee.
The morning began with a beautiful rendition of Lift Every Voice and Sing, a poem written by NAACP leader James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson in 1900, in which every student, teacher, staff member and family sang. As the ceremony went on, students presented powerful projects about black leadership that they worked on over the past month. Subjects included impactful black leaders in history such as Arthur Ashe, Coretta Scott King and various other important moments and leaders throughout history.
The ceremony continued with a beautiful tribute to Ms. Kisha Lee in which parents, friends and family made special appearances to show their love and appreciation for the work that Ms. Lee has contributed to not only the Ladue School District but throughout the St. Louis area. Thank you Kisha Lee for all that you have done and thank you for all that you continue to do for your community. In the words of Kisha Lee, a leader, mother and overall powerhouse, “Be better than you were yesterday, everyday.”