LAURINBURG — Spring Hill Middle School students showed up in moccasins on Friday in celebration of Native American Heritage.
With November being Native American Heritage Month, students got creative in their celebration. Across the schools of Scotland County the Native American history and culture has been incorporated in the curriculum in honor of the month.
Spring Hill decided to hold a Rock Your Mocks day.
About 100 of the 615 students in the school showed up in brown, black, white and even red moccasins to honor the month.
“They’re not all authentic moccasins, but they are worn in honor of Native American Heritage Month,” said Assistant Principal Shannon Brayboy. “This is the first time that we had a Native American Association at this school.”
The school surveyed the students at the beginning of the year to see what clubs they would like in the school and they voted on a Native American organization. The organization actually chose the date to have Rock Your Mocks at Spring Hill.
The club currently has 40 students enrolled and they meet every other Friday. The students learn about Native American history, facts, crafts and other programs while in the club.
The club chose to celebrate Rock Your Mocks day on Friday, but it is a national program held within Native American Heritage Month nationwide.
“They’ve done it for probably the last five years and our organization picked today to have it,” Brayboy said.
Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.