- May 1, 2019
Latrell Watson, a third grader at William H. Bashaw Elementary School, was excited to share his drawing of NBA star LeBron James in the media center.
His drawing was surrounded by facts Watson learned while researching James' life and career.
Watson's project was one of a dozen projects students and their families created on prominent Black Americans for the school's Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 22.
Watson said he wanted to learn more about James, the NBA's all-time leading scorer, because "he's one of the best players."
Third grader Jayla Fields created a poster on tennis player Serena Williams. She was surprised to find out Melissa Morgan, the school's media specialist, went to school with Williams.
Besides the projects in the media center, students were able to showcase their research on distinguished Black Americans in the hallways, creating a walking museum for attendees.