Search

The Sword and Shield

The Voice of W.J. Keenan High School

Tag

Holidays

Keenan gets into the spirit

Story by Rickey Rhone, News Writer, and photos by Mr. Stephen Milligan, Staff Photographer

On February 23, Keenan celebrated Black History Month with a Black History Month program. February is the month where black Americans are recognized for their achievements.

“I celebrate Black History Month proudly; it shows our culture, the trials and tribulations that our culture went through and achieved,” Sophomore Arin Roberts said.

What modern African Americans fail to realize is people in the past went through a lot to get us Continue reading “Keenan gets into the spirit”

A legacy that still lives on

By Emani Patterson, Features Writer

On February 23, Keenan held a Black History Month program for staff and students. They learned the importance of why Black History Month is celebrated.

They also watched their fellow classmates dance, sing and act as if they were a part of the movement many years ago.

“Past motivational speakers made it to where we’re able to see and understand what they had Continue reading “A legacy that still lives on”

Keenan gives hope for the holidays

By Emani Patterson, News Writer

Keenan’s JROTC classes teamed up to donate food and clothes for the Harvest Hope Food Bank starting on November 28, 2016.

This production was not only for JROTC classes to contribute to but the whole school as well.

Seniors Dinease Jones and Shadaria Daniels, JROTC cadets, were in charge of the food and clothes drive; both had a specific goal for the drive. Continue reading “Keenan gives hope for the holidays”

Did you say ‘This Christmas’?

By Cedric McQueen, Features Writer

Trying new things, Keenan hosted a first-time movie night at 7:00 P.M. on December 15 in the student parking lot. Individuals at Keenan wanted to bring the school together using a fun event.

Members of the Student Council and Keenan staff in charge of the event thought a movie night would be an excellent way to do that. Continue reading “Did you say ‘This Christmas’?”

Keenan Student Council gives back during holidays with #StealASmile

Photos and Story by Lyric Swinton, News Writer

From December 14 to December 18, 2015, the Keenan Student Council, in conjunction with the Students in Action (SIA) team and Service Learning class, all under the advisement of Mrs. Deidra Pompey, Student Activities Director, held a week of service entitled #StealASmile.

The idea came about at the SIA Fall Leadership Conference when the SIA team, comprised of five Student Body and Senior Class Officers, had to put together a service project in less than Continue reading “Keenan Student Council gives back during holidays with #StealASmile”

Student Council students get chance to volunteer at local zoo

By Jada Cochran, News Writer

For years Student Council students have volunteered in their free time at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens. In the month of October they hosted a special event called Boo at the Zoo, for children ages 12 and under to celebrate Halloween.

“We have been volunteering with Boo at the Zoo for 6 years so far,” Mrs. Deidre Pompey, Student Council Advisor, said. Continue reading “Student Council students get chance to volunteer at local zoo”

Honoring those who means so much to us

By Trent Collins, News Writer

Grandparent’s Day is a day that we celebrate grandparents. People celebrate Grandparents day by giving them gifts, taking them out to eat and spending time with them. A lot of people didn’t know that Grandparent’s Day even exists, but it does. Grandparent’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, September 13.

Grandparents teach life lessons, and tells stories that their grandparents have told them. Continue reading “Honoring those who means so much to us”

Mothers take a bow

By Candace Stribling, Features Writer

Mother’s Day is a very important day to honor mothers and all they do.

Women are the most important people in the world, giving birth to all human life.

Mother’s Day is a mother’s special day to be loved and appreciated.

Some people spend Mother’s Day going to eat or buying presents.

“My mother is a good person and is willing to help me or anyone,” Ms. Brenda Boyd, media Continue reading “Mothers take a bow”

People appreciate fathers on Father’s Day

The writer with her father and sisters. Left to right: Jaymar Simmons, Blair Simmons, Kyandra Simmons and Keirra Simmons. Photo by Sheila Webb, Special to the Sword and Shield.
The writer with her father and sisters. Left to right: Jaymar Simmons, Blair Simmons, Kyandra Simmons and Keirra Simmons. Photo by Sheila Webb, Special to the Sword and Shield.

By Kyandra Simmons, News Writer 

Father’s Day is the third Sunday in June, a day on which fathers are particularly honored by their children, especially with gifts, love and greeting cards. It’s a beautiful festival that acknowledges and appreciates the important role played by a father in raising a child.

“I love my father; he’s the love of my life. I wouldn’t trade him in for anything,” Mrs. Rona Stuart, history teacher, said. Continue reading “People appreciate fathers on Father’s Day”

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑