GC students celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through art

The New York State Education Department sponsored an exhibition in recognition of the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Education Department sought to honor the civil rights activist’s memory by inviting schools to submit student art that reflected Dr. King’s teachings.

As part of the celebration, a number of Garden City students participated by sending in their artwork. It was a great opportunity for students to visually express ideas of peace and harmony. Stewart School second grader Freddie McGlynn said, “I drew a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. giving his famous speech. I liked making this drawing because Martin Luther King helped a lot of people and I love to help people also.”

All entries will be viewable in an online exhibit via www.empirestateplaza.ny.gov/nyking at some point throughout the month of January.  

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