Students honor Martin Luther King Jr. at Alden Terrace School


Alden Terrace School held a "One Moment in Time" assembly as a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 12.

Each grade-level performed in the collaborative school-wide assembly, as students, staff and families joined together in the gymnasium to honor his legacy.

The assembly kicked off with fourth grade student Janelle Baker singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” She sang it individually, and then was joined by the audience for the second recitation. Following the song, King’s “I Have a Dream” speech was then played for the assembly crowd.

Each grade level shared their tribute to King and his message through song, poetry and presentations.

Pre-K students sang “P-E-A-C-E for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Kindergarteners sang “Rise Up ‘Martin Luther King Song.’” First graders recited a poem “Love Each Other” and sang “Free at Last.” Second graders performed “You Can Be Like Martin!” and “I Believe in the Dream.”

ABA scholars shared quotes from Dr. King and sang a short except from “Rise Up.” Third graders presented on Dr. King’s life. Fourth graders sang “MLK’s Dream.” Fifth graders performed “I Have a Dream/This is Our Moment,” accompanied by music teacher Gintare Bukauskas.

The assembly concluded with sixth graders reciting the poem “Standing Tall,” displaying a collaborative poster of King while they spoke.