WMS recognized Martin Luther King Day, Jr. in a variety of ways. As the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service, MLK Jr. Day encourages Americans to volunteer to make a difference in their communities. While younger students gathered in the theater to explore the life and work of Dr. King, Middle School students ventured out of the classrooms to participate in a range of different service work. We were joined by the Rev. Sonya Green who told the Rosa Parks story while LE students reacted othe iconic moment when she refused to give up her seat to a white man. Students also learned and performed a few songs from the civil rights movement. In Middle School, Kylie’s Advisor Group made pillows for Matthews Hearts of Hope Inc. “Hug a Heart” project. Elizabeth’s Advisor Group prepared and served lunch for the school’s staff as well as wrote letters for Amnesty International’s “Write for Rights” initiative. Lauren and Melissa’s Advisor Group invited local senior citizens to enjoy lunch and conversation with them. Tom and Caitlin’s took their group to volunteer at JP Farm Animal Sanctuary. Annie’s Advisor Group visited local resturants to advocate for environmental and social justice issues.