Monday morning students crowded the cafeteria with markers and colored pencils in hand, hoping to spread the message of love as they celebrated a leader of the Civil Rights movement.
"I think it's really important that we all come together on this day to remember something of this magnitude and how we can move forward," said Raihan Kabir, an SBHS senior.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is normally what many think of as a day off, but at South Burlington High, it's a day of group discussions and outreach. "What we're doing now is a community service project for another community service part of our school. It's called the Key Club, and basically what we're doing is helping them with a community service project, so we're just writing cards of encouragement for different members of the community," said Mrinal Asthana, an SBHS senior.
These cards will go to patients at the Vermont Children's Hospital. Students also shared ways they hope to live as examples in their community. "We see people who do these things, who drop their fears and really put themselves out there in the community and we respect them. Once people start recognizing we respect them for doing these things, I think more people will step up," Kabir said.
And Monday was the first step toward remembering the mission of Dr. King and his dreams of equality. "We wanted to capture the value of learning and volunteerism, service -- all of those wonderful things that this day represents, and celebrate those with our students," said Christine Lundie, an SBHS teacher.
It's a celebration teachers at the school hope to continue as they encourage students to remember the legacy of Dr. King.
Sunday, March 9 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-03-09 14:10:32 GMT
Two New Hampshire communities damaged by storms are getting federal help. Lincoln will get more than $4.5 million for a bridge repair from Tropical Storm Irene. FEMA also awarded Lebanon more than $3More >>
Two New Hampshire communities damaged by storms are getting federal help.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-03-09 14:09:58 GMT
This morning, Channel 3 has learned there will NOT be a bus strike Monday morning in Chittenden County. CCTA officials told us in a statement that after 19 hours of negotiations that went into the morningMore >>
This morning, Channel 3 has learned there will NOT be a bus strike Monday morning in Chittenden County.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-03-09 14:09:06 GMT
A Ken Burns documentary featuring Vermont students will have its premiere in Brattleboro. The film is called "The Address". It follows the 50 boys at the Greenwood School in Putney who have learningMore >>
A Ken Burns documentary featuring Vermont students will have its premiere in Brattleboro.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-03-09 14:03:58 GMT
New Hampshire police say a man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself. Claremont police tell us that the man was cleaning his gun Saturday night when it went off. He was taken to the hospitalMore >>
New Hampshire police say a man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself.More >>
Sunday, March 9 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-03-09 13:59:53 GMT
This towering ice fortress is dazzling visitors to Loon Mountain in New Hampshire. "Yeah, this is a wow moment," says visitor Millie Gabriel. "It's an incredible feeling to see people really light upMore >>
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Sunday, March 9 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-03-09 13:53:41 GMT
When the Wild Center in Tupper Lake was looking at maple education programs, they hit a bit of a snag. "I took a survey of the 31 acres here at the museum and we only had one maple tree on the property,"More >>
The Community Maple program has been going for three years now, allowing people to take the sap from their backyard and learn how to turn it into syrup.
Sunday, March 9 2014 9:44 AM EDT2014-03-09 13:44:12 GMT
We've got some tasty ideas for this second Sunday in March! PANCAKE BREAKFAST This year is the 20th annual Franklin Fire Dept. Pancake breakfast at the Franklin Central School. They serve more than 2,000More >>
We've got some tasty ideas for this second Sunday in March!More >>
Saturday, March 8 2014 9:49 PM EST2014-03-09 02:49:49 GMT
The Burlington Yoga Conference began Saturday at UVM's Davis Center. The event gives participants a chance to connect the mind body and soul through workshops they may not have access to on a daily basis.More >>
The Burlington Yoga Conference began 6 years ago and has become a staple in the community.More >>