Third Graders Study Historical Black Activists

During the month of February, third graders at Mount Madonna School celebrated Black History Month by studying historical Black activists. Students completed research, wrote essays and created portraits.

“Rosa Parks was a good person because she helped other people and risked her life for other people” said student Chloe Comartin. “I learned that everybody is different and don’t worry about what other people say.”

“I learned that Sojourner Truth met the president twice and gave lectures to people,” shared classmate Weston Woodrow.


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Nestled among the redwoods on 375 acres, Mount Madonna School (MMS) is a diverse learning community dedicated to creative, intellectual, and ethical growth. MMS supports its students in becoming caring, self-aware, discerning and articulate individuals; and believe a fulfilling life includes personal accomplishments, meaningful relationships and service to society. The CAIS and WASC accredited program emphasizes academic excellence, creative self-expression and positive character development. Located on Summit Road between Gilroy and Watsonville. Founded in 1979.