PCMS students celebrate life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Published 12:06 pm Thursday, January 27, 2011

Students at Polk County Middle School took advantage of being in school on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday by celebrating his life. Students in Mrs. Scherping’s sixth-grade language arts class celebrated by watching documentary video clips about Dr. King’s life and discussing the contributions he made. Following are some of the short reflections that students wrote about Dr. King’s dream:

“Dr. King had a dream that the world would one day live in peace. He did the best he could to fulfill that dream until he was assassinated. That dream didn’t end with him, because people today remember the words that made the world a better place. Even though Dr. King isn’t here anymore, his dream is still and always will be among us.” – Courtney Jones

“Dr. King has changed our world by removing segregation. In 1968, Dr. King was assassinated for trying to make his dream come true. But the government came through and Dr. King’s dream came true. I think removing segregation has made our world a better place.” – Alex Bosket

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“Dr. King changed our country by uniting our people and by understanding that we are all the same. He changed the world by being brave and kind, but most of all by having a dream.” – Jennifer Trejo

– article submitted by Carlann Scherping