Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Service and Holy Cross Gives Thanks Service Project

Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Service and Holy Cross Gives Thanks Service Project

On Friday, January 13, our community came together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a special prayer service coordinated by our Onyx Club members. The service began with a welcome and opening prayer from Daniella Latty ’23, Onyx Club president. Jaiden Chambers ’23 sang “When I Pray” as a musical reflection followed by a brief biography on Dr. King by Daniella. Then Zoe Wilson ’24, Selina Sosa ’23, and Arsema Abebe ’24 read excerpts from Dr. King’s speeches. Following a short video of Dr. King’s granddaughter reflecting on his legacy, Jaiden Chambers ’23, Grace Pressley ’25, Emmah Reese ’25, and Somgolie Okoye ’23 sang “Stand Up,” a song written in Dr. King’s memory.

After the prayer service, our entire school community participated in Holy Cross Gives Thanks service project. Coordinated by our Holy Cross Social Justice office, the project was created in support of the Sisters of the Holy Cross commitment to Laudato Si’ Action Platform. Groups of students and faculty/staff worked together to create educational materials for schools in Ghana and Uganda operated by the sisters related to seven themes: cyber safety, reimagining plastic, litter prevention, deforestation, solar power, recycling, and the Laudato Si' Action Platform. The groups worked together creating posters, videos, songs, and skits for their themes. The project was presented as a fun secret mission to complete.

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