Friday, January 17, 2014

MLK DAY: "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Martin Luther King, Jr.

As we prepare to celebrate the life and beliefs of Martin Luther King Jr. I think back to my time as a City Year Corps Member in Boston. MLK Day was a "day on," a day of service to honor the beliefs MLK held so dearly. As we go into this long weekend, I would like to thank everyone who works hard to make our community a better place.

Some students at Natick High School entered the "Annual Community MLK Celebration Essay Contest." This essay writing contest honors Martin Luther King Jr. The essay prompt was:"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that "the only road to freedom" is nonviolence. What are some ways Dr. King, and the Civil Rights movement resolved conflict without being violent? Describe how you, and your peers, can work to bring more peace and justice to your surrounding, whether your school, community, or other area.

There were many strong essays and the library was honored to partner with METCO director Alex Pearson to sponsor the contest! Congratulations to all the entries on capturing the true spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!
Principal Ms. Bertucci, essay winners and library assistant Mrs. Carrick  
 "Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness" -Maritn Luther King Jr.

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