Frederick County Public Schools invites the public to join students and staff in celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a free special event Thursday, January 11, 7 p.m., at Governor Thomas Johnson (TJ) High School. In the event of inclement weather, FCPS will postpone the event until Thursday, January 18.
The program theme for this 28th annual event is Knowledge from the Past, Wisdom for Today. Students from Carroll Manor Elementary, Centerville Elementary, Governor Thomas Johnson High, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Choir will perform.
After Dr. Keith Harris, executive director of the FCPS Accelerating Achievement and Equity Department, opens the program, student emcees from Linganore High School—Haley Barge, Lars Eklund and Sophia Posada—will read student accomplishments as FCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban and Board of Education President Brad Young present King Awards to one outstanding student from each of the county’s public schools. To earn the award, the student must have demonstrated positive leadership qualities characteristic of Dr. King and exhibited the Character Counts! “pillars”: responsibility, caring, fairness, trustworthiness, citizenship and respect.