University Of Houston-Victoria
Black History Month
In February 2015, UHV is observing National Black History Month with on-campus exhibits and special community events. Along with Victoria College and the Black History Steering Committee, UHV co-sponsored the annual poster contest for area fifth-grade students and a Black History Month Reception.
Fifth-Grade Poster Contest
The University of Houston-Victoria co-sponsored a poster contest with the Black History Steering Committee and Victoria College. Posters made by more than a hundred Victoria fifth-graders will be available for viewing during the month of February in the UHV University Center, with a few to be displayed at the Victoria Public Library as well, 302 N. Main Street.
Black History Month Reception
UHV, VC and the Black History Steering Committee hosted a reception honoring poster contest participants on Friday, Feb. 13, Clayborne Janssen of DeLeon Elementary School was the first-place winner, and received a $2,000 scholarship to UHV and a summer camp waiver from VC. Bennett Janssen of De Leon Elementary School was the second-place winner, and received a $1,000 scholarship to UHV and a summer camp waiver from VC. The third-place winner was Seth Birmingham from Vickers Elementary School, who received a $500 scholarship to UHV and a summer camp waiver from VC. Honorable Mention awards were given to Joshua Baldwin from Dudley Elementary, Lauren Berryhill from Schorlemmer Elementary, Mason Gisler from Mission Valley Elementary, and Baylee Hathaway from Vickers Elementary. They and the top three received goody bags from UHV and VC.
Black History Month Parade
The parade will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 28, 2015, on Main Street in downtown Victoria.
Contacts: Earnel Hill, 361-655-1932; Ricky Mumphord, 361-935-4948; and Kevin VanHook, 254-644-7533..