KCPS Announces 2022 Sankofa Oratory Winners
The “Sankofa” is a metaphorical symbol used by the Akan people of Ghana, generally depicted as a bird with its head turned backward taking an egg from its back. It expresses the importance of reaching back to knowledge gained in the past and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress. For Black History Month, KCPS asked students, “What poem or speech inspires you to reflect on your history and helps to provide direction for your successful future?”
Students from across the district recorded and submitted their orations. The four winners (K-3, 4-6, 7-8, 9-12) each received a $100 gift card.
“On Aging,” by Maya Angelou
“Black is Beautiful,” by Sharon D. Brown-Rogers
African-Centered College Preparatory Academy
Excerpt from “Loving Your Enemies,” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
“Intro,” by Reyna Biddy
Congratulations, Enoch, Alaundra, Lawson and Princess-Makini!