On Wednesday, January 23, Waterside School honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior with its annual school-wide assembly. The second grade class presented a spoken timeline of Dr. King's life and achievements, and all grades took to the stage to share their own tribute with the school. The entire community then joined together to sing Stevie Wonder's iconic song, "Happy Birthday." The students learned that this jubilant song was written to lobby for Dr. King's birthday to be an American national holiday; throughout the assembly, the students shared their extensive knowledge of Dr. King and other influential Civil Rights leaders.
The presentation culminated with a video of Waterside students and alumni sharing their dreams for the future. One student explained: "Dr. King taught us that no dream is too big or too small...and because of that, we will continue to dream."
The video emphasized that- in every way- the dream still lives. Indeed, Dr. King's fight for equality and his fierce desire for justice have made the dream of Waterside School a reality.