Student Council leads assembly honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In December, the Lower School faculty Diversity Committee asked if Student Council members would be interested in presenting at January’s assembly honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The answer was a resounding, “Yes!” During the past two weeks, the Student Council kids wrote and rehearsed their speaking parts during morning meetings, lunches, and recess periods together. To structure the first part of the presentation, students used MLK’s six beliefs outlined in the book, Love Will See You Through. They connected the beliefs to ways that everyone can stand up for their own beliefs today. The second part of the plan was a reading of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech by the Fourth Grade representatives from Mrs. Carroll and Ms. Heller’s class. The third part involved seven students standing up to share their dreams for the future. Finally, the presentation would conclude with a joint prayer by four Fifth Grade girls.
Today, the students arrived at 7:30 for a final rehearsal before the 8:15 assembly. All four parts of the presentation went smoothly and truly honored Dr. King, a result of the students’ teamwork and assistance from Nyvette Gray and Julie Boggs, members of the Diversity Committee. Enjoy the photos below!