Frederick County Public Schools’ (FCPS) students and staff will celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a free event on Thursday, January 5, 7 p.m., at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed until Thursday, January 19, same time and location.
The theme of the 33rd Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is Stick with Love. Hate is Too Great a Burden to Bear. During the event, a student from each FCPS school will be recognized as their school’s King Award recipient.
Students were selected by their school based on their demonstration of positive leadership qualities, characteristic of Dr. King and of the Character Counts! Pillars: Responsibility, Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness, Citizenship and Respect.
In addition to students being recognized, there will be performances by the Frederick Classical Charter School Choir, Urbana High School Step Team, and Yellow Springs Elementary School Choir.
Students from Tuscarora High School will host and emcee the event.