Celebrating Dr. King

MHS holds second annual event Friday

Minden High School held its second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration event Friday morning to honor the renowned civil rights leader. Featuring multiple student performances, the celebration was just one of many such events around town leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15.

The event was put on by the “Minden High Students ROCK” community service organization. Dimettera Frazier, co-sponsor for MHS ROCK, has organized both iterations of the event so far. The idea was originally approved by former principal Robin Tucker and continued in principal Becky Wilson’s first year at the helm.

The celebration opened with a colors presentation by the Minden High School JROTC Color Guard. Student Joshua Winans later delivered Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Frazier said she hopes the event helped emphasize a few of Dr. King’s qualities to the hearts of the students in attendance.

“I want the students to take away compassion,” she said. “Dr. King put emphasis on ‘love drives out hate.’ I want them to have more love in their hearts. If you have that, your life has a tendency to blossom well. Your journey becomes a little bit easier without being burdened down by hate. I want them to be transformational leaders.”

The event wrapped up with performances from the Crimson Tide Drumline and the Crimson Chorus, who performed the song “Up to the Mountain” to close the ceremony.

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