Alpine Celebrates Diversity
|Submitted on, 01/19/2009 - 10:27pm.|
On Monday, January 19, students from Alpine Elementary participated in the Martin Luther King March organized by Grand Rapids Community College. Third and fourth grade students were nominated by their classroom teachers to represent our school. Students were selected based upon essays they wrote relating to diversity, equality and Martin Luther King Jr.. Students were accompanied by Mr. Snyder, their parents and other children from around the area in the march. A special thank you goes to the parents of our students for providing this opportunity for their child on a day where there was no school.
In addition, on Tuesday, January 20, Alpine Elementary held its own peace march at the end of the day. Students learned how Martin Luther King Jr. taught people the true meaning of equality, diversity, justice, and common good (our Core Democratic Values). Students made posters and chanted as they marched to such things as “I have a dream!”, “Diversity makes our country stronger!”, and “Work and play with everyone!” It was a pleasure to see their smiles, sincerity, and enthusiasm.
Pictured to the left is one of our fourth grade students, Phillip Bare.