New Visions Honors MLK’s Legacy

Students and staff at New Visions dressed in black and white to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a special ceremony prior to the national holiday.
The program featured several vocal performances by students in each grade, as well as the presentation of the school’s annual MLK Peace Award to one extraordinary fourth-grader. The award, which recognizes a student’s exceptional contributions of peace and leadership, was presented to Natasha Resias, who received a trophy, medallion, certificate and the honor of having her name displayed on a plaque inside the school. Resias was chosen from a pool of seven students nominated for the award by their teachers and classmates. Medallions and certificates were presented to the six runners-up to the award.
Dr. King’s dream was celebrated with a variety of performances, including “Lean On Me,” “Imagine,” and “Happiness,” as well as with a poem recited by students. Facts about Dr. King’s life were also presented by students throughout the program.
The ceremony served to not only celebrate the virtues of leadership and peace epitomized by Dr. King, but to also recognize New Visions students who continue to exhibit those ideals daily.