Dr. Martin Luther King
There are 365 days in a calendar year, with 10 of those recognized as federal holidays. One of those 10 is set aside to celebrate the great Dr. Martin Luther King.
When you consider the number of colossal figures who contributed to our Republic's progress since the ratification of the U.S. Constitution some 234 years ago, it is quite an achievement to have a holiday in your name. One that mandates we all pause for the day. The stock market is closed, banks are closed, federal buildings are closed, and schools are closed for the observance.
Monday, there is no school, but it is more than a day off, and it is much more than a long weekend. Today is a day we stop to honor the great Martin Luther King. How does one attempt to honor, with words no less, one of the most significant figures of the 20th century? How does one try to honor one of the great orators in the history of humanity?
Very few are up to that challenge, and I am certainly not one of them. Dr. King was a Baptist minister, the winner of the Noble Peace Prize, social activist, and the courageous leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. More than anything, this man represented hope. He was a beacon of hope in the face of incomprehensible racism. His prose was beautiful, his words powerful, his delivery memorable, and his message never wavered, a better future lay ahead!
The seeds of despair are planted every night on the evening news: insurrection, extremism, terrorism, racism, needless death, destruction, and nasty political rhetoric. Knowing the trials and tribulations Dr. King faced, if he had a message of hope, how can we not?
The students I have encountered during my time at CCHS gives me hope for our future. So let's all be hopeful for a better future, for a better 2021, and let's do our part in building the future we hope for. It starts today because today is the only thing you can control.
Dr. King helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Today marks 58 years since he gave that speech. If time permits, take some time to listen to his speech. Don't just read the words; listen to it. It is a message of hope, and it comes with goosebumps.
SAT School Day - March 3: Register Now
- Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Standard-time testing will run from 8 am to about 1 pm, for students that are not writing an essay. Testing will end around 2 pm for students that are writing an essay. For those students with extended time, the test will be completed over two days.
- You may still elect to take the SAT at another local test center on a date that is more convenient for you. This school day administration of the SAT is not a mandatory option. Please contact the College Board directly if you chose to cancel a test you were previously registered for, at 1-866-756-7346