Originally published January 2, 2019
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 10, 7 p.m., at Governor Thomas Johnson (TJ) High School. In the event of inclement weather, FCPS will postpone the event until Thursday, January 17.
The program theme for this 29th annual event is Courage Beyond Words. Students from Monocacy Elementary, Whittier Elementary, and Linganore High School’s African Drumming Ensemble will perform.
After Dr. Keith Harris, Executive Director of the FCPS Accelerating Achievement and Equity Department, opens the program, student emcees from Middletown High School—James Bongard, Darby Dravvorn and Ashleigh Sullivan—will read student accomplishments as FCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban and Board of Education member Liz Barrett 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.