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Celebrating community diversity

Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Over one hundred and fifty people gathered at Washington & Lee High School on January 21, 2019 to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to raise funds to cover the meal accounts of students with negative balances.  Due to the success of the event, $5,000 was raised; all student accounts will be paid in full!

Participants in the program highlighted the county’s diversity. Generational diversity shone as students from all four schools took the spotlight. They presented stirring words and songs of wisdom.  Student speakers included Mistress of Ceremony, Azzurai Billinger, W&L senior; Scripture, Shyla Wilson-Sydnor, MMS 7th grader; Invocation, Brielle Hall, Cople 3rd grader; Welcome, Lakita Fisher, W&L 9th grader; Statement of Purpose, Kelsey Henry, W&L 10th grader; Grace, Amani Baylor, WDE 4th grader; and a musical selection, “We Gotta Pray” by Aniyah Scott, W&L senior. American Legion Boy Scout troop 252 posted and retired the color flags and also led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Other participants included the Reverend Darryl Fisher, Pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church and chairman of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors, Guest Speaker, the Reverend Carolyn Fisher, Pastor of Queen Esther Baptist Church, Ralph Fallin, WMLCPS School Board chairman and Dr. Michael D. Perry, Superintendent of Westmoreland County Public Schools.

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Dr. Michael Perry, WMLCPS Superintendent is joined by speakers Dr. Darryl Fisher,

Chair of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors and Ralph Fallin,

Chair of the WMLCPS School Board at the MLK breakfast.