Commemorating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Posted 01/19/2016 08:56AM


ASHEVILLE- Carolina Day students commemorated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through activities centered on community, diversity, and service. Students across all divisions viewed the civil rights leader's famous “I Have A Dream” speech before embarking on a variety of educational activities and service opportunities.


“All activities were designed to spark discussion about community, service, diversity, and how to treat each other fairly,” said Sandy Boyd, Key School assistant principal and diversity committee chair.


Lower, Middle, and Upper School students worked together to contribute to the "What are you doing for others?" boards. They wrote their hopes and plans for the future on three chalkboards: community, diversity, and service.


Poet, teaching artist, and activist Glenis Redmond performed for Middle, Key Middle, and Upper Schools students as part of Carolina Day School’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities. Redmond demonstrated the art of poetry by explaining writing techniques that can help students create textured and layered poems using common everyday imagery to create emotional resonance. Redmond says her goal is not to make everyone a poet like herself, but for them to realize the poetry that they carry in their hearts.


Students also participated in various service projects to benefit the Asheville community, including the MLK Peace March and Rally in downtown Asheville and the MLK Prayer Breakfast. In attendance at the MLK Prayer Breakfast were (left to right) Key School Assistant Principal/ Diversity Committee Chair Sandy Boyd, Upper School Principal Peggy Daniels, Head of School Kirk Duncan, Middle School Counselor Missy Sullivan, as well as Upper School students Samantha Davis ‘18, Camille Beatty ‘18, Annalise Mangone ‘17, Alexander Van Dalen ‘17, and Eric Perless ’17.


For more information about Carolina Day School, its prekindergarten through twelve independent day school program, call 828-274-0757 or visit



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