FLINT TWP. — Randi Richardson graduated in June 2016 from Carman- Ainsworth High School but her legacy lives on in the form of 52 Black History Month educational posters she created for a class project.
Randi noticed that there were few Black History Month observances at the high school compared to her experiences in middle-and elementary school, said CAHS Principal Deborah Davis. So, she asked Davis for permission to do a project.
Randi spent a Friday night after school hanging the full-color posters throughout the high school where they were displayed during the entire month of February last year.
The school board lauded Randi’s efforts at its March 2016 meeting. She said then that she hoped to use the posters again this year.
Not only will the foam board posters be displayed in February at several school buildings, they also are the inspiration for a grade level research/writing contest funded by Recco S. Richardson Consulting (RSRC), headed by Randi’s father.
Details of the contest still are being finalized but will offer cash awards to students in each building. First place awards of $50, second place awards of $30 and third place awards of $20 will be given to each winner. Entries will be judged y RSRC staff members. Entry forms and information with be available at the site of the building displays and also in the main office of each school building. Richardson said.
Entries must be on a subject related to Black History persons/figures and experiences that helped shape and mold America and its history, he said.
The writings should be mailed by Friday, March 10, to Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc, (2500 S. Linden Road, P.O. Box 321252, Flint, MI 48532). The winners will be announced and contacted Monday March 13.
Poster display schedule
Starting on Monday, here is the display schedule for the Randi Richardson’s “Black History Month Poster Boards”:
Atlantis High School – Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 through Wednesday, Feb. 1. Location of Display: West Hallway
Dye Elementary School — Friday, Feb. 3 through Wednesday, Feb. 8. Location of Display: Media Center/Other
Rankin Elementary School — Friday, Feb. 10 through Wednesday, Feb. 15. Location of Display: Media Center
Randels Elementary School — Friday, Feb. 17 through Wednesday, Feb. 22. Location of Display: Media Center/Other
Carman-Ainsworth Middle School — Wednesday, Feb. 22, through Monday, Feb. 27. Location of Display: Media Center
Carman-Ainsworth High School — Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Tuesday, Feb. 28, (Tentative Date) Location of Display: Auditorium Hallway