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Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Students throughout our Snoqualmie Valley public schools honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., prior to his namesake holiday January 21st, through a variety of activities aimed to raise awareness of our nation's civil rights history and to celebrate our diversity.

Below are just a few of the special presentations shared at Mount Si High School's 2013 MLK Assembly on January 17 --an event that students and staff have since praised as "the best MLK assembly they've ever had!" Talented, thoughtful students shared powerful messages with their peers through original works -- in the form of speech, song and film -- which they created especially for this year's MLK assembly.

For a special treat, please enjoy these words of wisdom and compassion from our children:

  • Click here to watch two videos: http://mountsihighschool.weebly.com/2013-mlk.html.
    • "Kings Legacy" is a short video filmed locally, by Mount Si students Josh Helzerman and Luis Montano, featuring interviews from around the school.
    •  Watch senior Natalie Guterson sing the song she wrote for the assembly entitled "Just Us," with a little help from the crowd. (Click here for her lyrics.)
  • Consider the heartfelt messages of two students chosen to speak at the assembly:
    •  Molly Boord's MLK Speech 
    •  Kailund Williams' MLK Speech
  • Click here to listen to songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DISjBlA2HoI performed by Cascade View Elementary School's 3rd grade choir, who were special guests at the high school assembly. In an exchange of vocal talent, Mount Si High School's choir and Natalie Guterson were also invited to the elementary school the next day to perform for students and staff at the CVES assembly honoring Martin Luther King.