Approximately 300 young men from Denby High School and students from the Vernor Elementary School Principal’s Club attended a viewing of the movie “Red Tails”.
“Red Tails” depicts an account of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black World War II fighter pilot squad that faced segregation.
A total of 50 participants from Vernor attended the viewing on February 1, 2012, including students, parents, and staff. The students were also treated to “Lunch with the Principal” held on Friday, January 27, 2012.
The Vernor Principal’s Club consists of students having a grade point average of 3.5 or above. The trip was sponsored by the Allen Law Group, P.C.
Denby High School students viewed the movie on February 3, 2012 at the Ren Cen 4 Theatre, located inside of the GM Renaissance Center.
The viewing was held in honor of African-American History Month.
“Each year, we take a group of students to view a movie,” said Denby High School Principal Kenyetta Wilbourn. “We want to expose them to the world outside of school. We also wanted to give the young men a glimmer of hope, and make them aware of the freedoms they are receiving right now because of the men who came before them.”
Also on February 3rd, all young women from Denby High School attended a Women’s Summit focused on self efficacy, teen-dating, Facebook, cyber bulling, and more.