The Lucie Links Newsletter headlines leading up to and on Martin Luther King Jr. Day were astronomical in the many ways that schools and their students and communities celebrated in the St. Lucie County School District. Read about the different activities that took place in honor of Dr. King by some of the District’s schools below.
St. Lucie Public Schools proudly represented in MLK Grand Parade
The 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemmorative Committee Grand Parade streamed down 25th Street, or Martin Luther King., Jr., Boulevard, in Fort Pierce on Monday, January 20. The event culminated 10 days of community events, beginning with the Opening Ceremony January 10, 2014 and ending with the parade and festival in the park adjacent to Lawnwood Stadium. The St. Lucie School District was proudly represented by numerous floats and vehicles, bands, and student group performances.
Northport K8 School helps promote King’s dream
A number of Northport K-8 School administrators, teachers, students and parents supported the community and the St. Lucie School District by marching and riding in a float during the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., parade in Ft. Pierce recently. The Northport community was glad to help promote the theme “Continuing the Vision through Education and Advocacy” and encouraged the community to remember Dr. King’s dream. The Northport K-8 School middle grades band, under the direction of instructor Brian Hoce, marched in the parade and played the song “Stand By Me,” originally performed by Ben E. King. Northport third grade student Deja Adams said,” I loved the parade because I could be proud of my school and wave to all my friends from my old school. It was a beautiful day for a parade!”
Parkway Elementary celebrates the theme of the parade
Parkway Elementary School students, Charline Julien, Alexandria Lee and Jody Louis represented Parkway Elementary in the recent MLK Commemorative Committee Grand Parade with the theme, “The Vision Makes Their Future Bright!”
Honorees from Gaines Academy join in parade
Staff and faculty from Samuel S. Gaines Academy participated in the recent Grand Parade to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day festivities. Representing the school, were district employee award nominees, Teacher of the Year nominee Christen McCray, Distinguished Minority Educator nominee Robert Plowden, and School Related Employee of the Year nominee Cequila Terry.
REF: Lucie Links Newsletter (SLCSD) Jan. 2014