District's Community Connections Committee Hosts Unity Walk in Honor of MLK Day!
In honor and observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the District's Community Connections Committee hosted a Unity Walk on Saturday, January 14, focusing on service learning, civil rights, and solidarity!
More than 500 participants, including Board of Education members, Superintendent Dr. Lohman, central office, directors, faculty, staff, students, community members, and our local representatives, gathered at Coram Elementary School to watch the outstanding performances of MBK/MSK students, the step team, and the Junior High School Chamber Choir. Immediately following, attendees filled the street as they walked together the half-mile to the Coram Fire Department, where they were welcomed by Dr. Denton, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel and Community Services.
"We are so happy to be together to celebrate the incredible diversity of our community as well as the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," said Dr. Denton. "This walk serves as a remembrance of his historic contributions leading the civil rights movement and how we, as a school community, honor his values today and every day."
Students read inspiring essays and presentations and shared inspiring musical performances throughout the event. Attendees also visited community organizations and browsed student artwork, all honoring various aspects of Dr. King's principles of non-violence and peace.
Special thanks to event sponsors Alfredo's Pizzeria, Bella Roma, BJs, Crazy Crepes, the Longwood Career Center, Mac's Countryside Deli, MIAA, MITA, Longwood PTA Council, Starbucks, Stop and Shop, and Tainos Cafe.
Thank you to everyone who joined us to walk TOGETHER for diversity, peace, and unity!