MLK QuoteMartin Luther King Jr. day, January 21st, is a holiday in memory of the national icon who was born January 15, 1929. At age 30 Martin was the youngest man to receive the noble peace prize. On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, he was assassinated. Martin was a good man who did many great things for people including leading protests to help stop racism.

We have no school on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. day! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” While you are at home studying for finals, you might think about this question, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR OTHERS?”  Americans all over the country gather on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities, this is also known as The MLK Day of Service and is a part of  the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems.

Also on MLK Day, the following students will be honored as MLK Outstanding Student Award Winners from JMM, for their scholastic and service to their school and community:
Irene Katana
Nasitta Keita
Naomi Makesa
Danaejuh Sheppard
Samuel Palmer
Mad Siad 

These students will be honored at the Martin Luther King Youth Recognition Breakfast on January 20, 2013 at Edgewood High School. Please congratulate them if you see them during finals. (written by Kimmy Wild for CAMM)

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