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Rantoul Township High School will celebrate Black History Month in February with several activities, including a program, an essay contest and other events.
A black history trivia quiz will be held at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the school library.
First prize is $30, second prize is $20, and third is $10.
A black history program will be presented from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the school cafetorium.
The Rev. Clarence Buchanan will be the keynote speaker. The event will also include singing, a book display and artifacts, dancing, presentations and gourmet desserts.
The event is open to the public.
On Feb. 14, a soul food lunch will be served at the school.
A bulletin board display will also be set up at the school.
A Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest will be held. Deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, Feb. 20. See Betty Jones at RTHS for contest rules. The winner, who receives $75, will be announced Monday,