DCSD students celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
DARLINGTON, S.C. – A stage full of 5K students, joined by a room full of their fellow students and Southside Early Childhood Center faculty, sang songs and performed a skit on Friday to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The school produced the “Living the Dream” program in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Staff and family members also attended the event.
The students read aloud a memoriam for King and reenacted the famous Selma, Alabama, march led by King in 1965.
The program was just one of several events in Darlington County School District recognizing the federal holiday.
Students at St. John’s Elementary participated in classroom activities. Nicole Weeks’ 4K class crafted “Happy Birthday Dr. King” hats and learned about treating people fairly and with respect. Virginia Sokol’s first grade class held a birthday party in honor of King, while Ann Owens’ third grade class read a story about King’s life in order to answer questions afterward.
The celebrations were part of a district-wide effort to remember King and his peaceful civil rights activism. In his blog, DCSD Superintendent Dr. Eddie Ingram asked the district’s students, faculty and staff to “take advantage of the opportunities available that honor Dr. King and bring us together as a community.”
The Darlington County School District is a public school district of 23 schools, serving approximately 10,400 students across the county. For more information, visit www.darlington.k12.sc.us.
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