Port Huron Schools Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Continued NAACP Partnership

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, January 15, 2018, Port Huron Schools will continue its annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a partnership with the Port Huron Branch of the NAACP. The theme for 2018 is “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” There will be a school wide celebration and assembly at all 10 of the district’s elementary schools. These will consist of a student led presentation, a brief multimedia presentation about Dr. King and a guest speaker organized by the NAACP to address the students.
The schedule for these events is:
● 8:30 a.m. – Crull (Pauline Repp), Garfield (Kevin Watkins), Kimball (Tray Smith),
Thomas Edison (Kim Brown) and Woodrow Wilson (Bobbie Jones)
● 9 a.m. – Roosevelt (James Freed)
● 2 p.m. – Cleveland (Shawn Shackelford), Indian Woods (Anita Ashford),
Keewahdin (Alex Crittenden) and Michigamme (Kevin Totty)
Additionally, Dr. King’s impact and legacy will be celebrated at the district’s three middle schools with a contest for Social Studies classes to develop and submit community service projects. Principals will chose the two best from each grade level and submit those to members of the Port Huron NAACP, who will then choose the top projects and support them with funding. The district has a website with information on this contest that will be updated as entries are submitted.  “We have been very fortunate in our partnership with the NAACP,” explained Port Huron Schools’ Executive Director of Operations and Innovation Theo Kerhoulas. “Education is a priority area for the organization and our students have truly reaped the benefits of their support. We sincerely want to thank President Kevin Watkins and the members of our local NAACP branch for continuing to build a great bond with our district.”

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