Balloon release to kick off Black History Month

JONESBORO,AR (KAIT) – Kids learn all about the contributions of black Americans duringBlack History Month.

Studentsgathered on Wednesday to release balloons as a way to kick of the month.

Para-professional,Kathy Banks says students are doing special projects every day this month.

"They'reexcited about learning about different African American achievers who havepaved the way for others. Each week we emphasize a different theme", Bankssays.

Almost200 students released balloons that were supplied by the Junior Auxiliary. TheJonesboro High School Step Team visited the children to introduce them todance.

Thisis the second year for the event.

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