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WLCSD holds 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

WLCSD holds 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Walled Lake Consolidated Schools’ students, families and the community gathered at Walled Lake Northern on Monday, January 15, for its 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.

2024 Alec Bender Friend of Diversity Award winners Ella Fried and Arbor Zellweger posing with administrators.

This year’s theme was “You Belong”. Students from all 19 schools created artwork, which was on display, about what that theme meant to them.

Walled Lake Central senior Ella Fried and Pleasant Lake Elementary 5th-grader Arbor Zellweger received the Alec Bender Friend of Diversity Award, which honors individuals annually who are true friends of multicultural diversity in our school district and community.

Keynote speaker Mr. Peace present at 2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Kevin Szawala, also known as “Mr. Peace”, delivered a passionate message of kindness, love and understanding as the keynote speaker. This year’s program also featured music by the Clifford H. Smart Middle School orchestra, Walled Lake Central chamber singers, and Walled Lake Elementary’s Glee Club.