Porter Elementary Students Celebrate MLK Through Acts of Kindness

Feb 27, 2014

Porter Elementary students performed a song today in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The school’s first ever Peace Assembly was held as Black History Month comes to a close.

Porter Primary Select Chorus performs "We Are the World."
Porter Primary Select Chorus performs "We Are the World."
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Along with a musical performance by the Porter Primary Choir, selected students read short essays. They talked about getting along and trying to be good to one another in the spirit of Dr. King.

“He (MLK) didn't fight with weapons.  He fought fought for words for freedom. He stood up for other people’s rights. He did not fight for himself. He fought for everyone else.” 

Porter School Peace Award recipient.
Porter School Peace Award recipient.
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Principal William Mecum hopes the Peace Assembly will become an annual event and leave students with positive impressions.

 “So, we want to remind the students that they embodied these characteristics on a daily basis.  And we want them to lead by example, just like Dr. Martin Luther King.”

Principal Mecum adds the Peace Awards may help build momentum for the students.  Having just passed the school year’s halfway point, he wants to remind kids that while work may be difficult, it’s rewarding.

Porter Peace Award recipient.
Porter Peace Award recipient.
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Porter Peace Award recipient.
Porter Peace Award recipient.
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