Frederick County Public Schools’ students and staff will celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a free special event Thursday, January 9, 7 p.m., at Governor Thomas Johnson (TJ) High School. In the event of inclement weather, FCPS will postpone the event until Thursday, January 16.
The program theme for this 30th annual event is From the Past, We Create Our Future. Students from Ballenger Creek Elementary, Urbana Elementary at Sugarloaf and Tuscarora High will perform.
After FCPS Director of Special Education Instruction Michelle Concepcion opens the program, student emcees from Oakdale High School—Megan Chang, Daniel Ivanov and Zoe Turner—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.