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Marching to remember

Principal Chris Turner leads students at Independence Elementary's Peace Walk. (click for larger version)
January 26, 2011 - Independence Elementary students honored the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with their annual Peace Walk, Jan. 14. Students were led by Principal Chris Turner through the hallways to the music of "We Shall Overcome."

Dr. King's "I have a dream…" speech provided the inspiration for each classroom to create a poster representing their "dream" for Independence.

Ideas included: "We have a dream that our class will shower each other with kindness," "Be the change you want to see in the world. We promise to be that change," and "We have a dream that we will be safe and kind, and see the best in others."

During an assembly, students shared posters and viewed a class presentation on Dr. King's life. The celebration closed with a short skit by students depicting respect for each other and their school.

"I think it's great because it can help make our school a better place. It can change our actions," said Cole Campbell, first grader.

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