About 100 attendees honored Black History Month at KIPP Courage at Landrum Middle School in the Spring Branch Independent School District during an evening celebration earlier this month.

Among the notable panel of speakers were Mr. Dubose, Jessica Graves, Christopher Hollins, Mr. Moore, Tarnecia Reynolds, Bryant Pagan II, Mr. Davenport and his daughter Imani, and Spirit Dancer Ms. Niyah Ligon.

The night also featured trivia and a raffle, musical and dance performances, free and delicious soul food and desserts.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month, a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

KIPP Courage at Landrum Middle School, 220 Ridgecrest Dr., Houston, serves over 400 students in 5th through 8th grade from Houston’s Spring Branch community. KIPP Courage transitions to YES Prep Northbrook High School after 8th grade.

KIPP Texas Public Schools are open-enrollment, public, tuition-free charter school network of 55 schools with more than 29,000 pre-K-12 students across the state.

KIPP Courage College Prep opened at Landrum Middle School in July of 2012 and is part of the SKY Partnership with Spring Branch Independent School District and YES Prep Public Schools. KIPP Courage builds self-mastery in students by creating collaborative, relationship-focused small groups that value the individual and his or her contribution to the community.

For more info on KIPP Courage at Landrum Middle School, visit: https://kipptexas.org/school/kipp-courage-college-prep/

For more info regarding choice options in Spring Branch schools, visit: https://www.springbranchisd.com/studentsfamilies/choice-program/your-choice-options