Honoring the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 11 in the Rochester High School Auditorium

The Rochester Community School District invites community members to share in a celebration honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and peaceful Civil Rights leader who championed for the freedoms of all citizens.

Two students with the words "only in the darkness can you see the stars" on a poster behind them with gold-colored stars cut-out and pasted around the words

Thursday, January 11, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Rochester High School auditorium

The celebration will take place on Thursday, January 11, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Rochester High School auditorium, 180 South Livernois Road. Student musical renditions, multi-media presentations, and speeches will focus on this year’s theme, “What are you doing for others?” which is an excerpt from one of Dr. King’s famous quotes.

“We are proud of how our children have welcomed the opportunity to actively engage in the celebration honoring Rev. King. Through writing, technology, music, and the arts, students can pay tribute to Rev. King’s message of non-violence and equality,” said Executive Director for Elementary Education Michael Behrmann.

“In order for our students to persevere and positively impact the world, they need to learn about the events in history which led us to where we are today,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner, Ph.D. “Through programs such as our Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, we can increase the relevance of classroom instruction for our students.”

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