A celebration of culture
Families from Booker T. Washington Elementary School filled the Robert W. Saunders Public Library Monday evening to recognize the Hillsborough Alliance of Black School Educators.
It helped that there were musical numbers by the children: El Juego Chirimbolo by the second grade, a Latin Merengue Fusion performance by the 3rd grade drummers and a dance performance called La Gozadera.
Principal Anthony Montoto announced that 250 parents attended a recent conference night, representing approximately half the student body.
"We have faith in our children," he told the crowd. "We need families to join us and we need to believe together."