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Washington Jr. High Classes Work on Projects for NAACP's Black History Open House

Jr High Student Working2 students on ChromeBooks

February is Black History Month and Junior High Social Studies teacher Erin Moore is having her classes work on studying local history using available resources like and local articles and booklets. The posters, power point displays, and QR-coded artwork will allow visitors to the NAACP's Open House an opportunity to learn about local Washington black history.

Eighth-graders Eliza Boyd (left) and Aubrey Ryan (right) review questions and information previous interviewers used to learn about local history. Students throughout the classroom were working together on a variety of projects for display.

Sports enthusiasts Elijah Turner (back) and Diego Velasquez (front) are checking out details about Charles Fremont “Pruner” West, the first black quarterback to play football at Washington and Jefferson College and in the Rose Bowl in 1922. The boys plan to put together a Power Point presentation.

The NAACP will hold its open house featuring the students' projects on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at their Highland Ave. office in the city. The public is invited to attend.

Posted: February 2023