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Students perform black history program for seniors

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CREEDMOOR — Christian Faith Center Academy students performed black history programs earlier this month for the Granville County Senior Services Center in Oxford and the South Granville Senior Center in Creedmoor.

The upper elementary and middle school students portrayed historical African American figures during the programs on Feb. 18 and Feb. 24.

The students also sang songs from the various eras of the civil rights movement, the Creedmoor school said.

Both programs were filled to standing-room capacity. Each presentation ended with standing ovations and hugs from the students to the spectators, the school said.

“This is our way of giving back to the community,” said Gloria Faison, principal. “We hope that more parents would become more aware of the educational opportunities available to them, as well as different alternatives to empower their children to achieve.”

Christian Faith Center Academy is the only private school in Granville County. The school encourages students to apply this month for the state’s N.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program for up to $4,200 to cover tuition and fees.