Updated: April 18, 2013 6:05AM
The Hillcrest High School diversity club made Black History Month its main focus for this school year.
Club members wanted to impact the entire student body at the Country Club Hills school while honoring the innumerable contributions of blacks throughout history.
A schoolwide trivia contest was developed to promote black history, featuring blacks’ positive impact on history, the arts, business, education, entertainment, science, exploration and sports.
Each week, students obtained a list of trivia questions from their English teachers or in the library. Three students were chosen from the participants to earn incentives such as movie passes and iTunes gift cards.
Hillcrest English teacher and diversity club sponsor Kimiko Broome said more entries were submitted each week during Black History Month.
“Members of the diversity club are very pleased with the program that they have developed,” Broome said. “It’s really good to see students actively engaged in learning more about the history of blacks in America.”
For more information about the club, email Broome at email@example.com.