Forensics students invade Rose Hill Cemetery

Brookhaven High School students will be invading Rose Hill Cemetery to share the history and heritage of Brookhaven Friday morning.

Brookhaven Biographies, presented by the BHS forensics team, is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. as part of the homecoming festivities. Students participating will either take on the character of different city leaders or guide the audience to each character.

Carol Clanton, forensics instructor, said they have done Brookhaven Biographies for many years. There was a few-year hiatus, but when Anna Rachel Breeland was in high school she wanted to bring it back.

Clanton found it to be a wonderful way for the group to give back to the community.

“People don’t know about our history,” she said. “I love when the kids begin to develop an understanding that this benefits the community.”

Three years later, the students are excited to share the knowledge they have discovered.

Shania Dixon will be taking on the persona of Fannie L. Mullins. She said her quest was to find out why she had a building named after her.

“She treated her children like her own,” she said.

Dixon said she is excited to share what she’s learned with the community.

“I’m looking forward to educating some of our fellow citizens on our history,” she said. “It was built on a lot of love and passion.”

Taylor Pendley will be representing W.L. Roach, a former principal of BHS. His favorite part of his monologue are Roach’s personal experiences that are in it.

“I’m excited about showing people the history of Brookhaven,” he said.

For those interested in learning more about the history of Brookhaven, visit the forensics team in Rose Hill Friday.