At the Martin Luther King, Jr. Assembly on Friday, January 18th, MBS students celebrated Dr. King’s legacy through spoken word, song, dance and video.
The assembly began with a stirring performance of “You Raise Me Up” by 8th grader Maya Bhide ’23 followed by a video clip of civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael discussing the philosophy and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A number of talented students and faculty members performed songs at the assembly including Laury Senecal ’19, Dan Levine ’19, and Quiya Harris ’19 (“Silence”), and Trevone Quarrie ’19, John Mascaro, Chris Finn, and Troy Rusnack (“Rivers of Babylon”).
A highlight was the intense precision of the MBS Step Team as well as a solo piece by senior Toni Allen ’19, who performed to “American Oxygen.”
The assembly also included a powerful spoken word performance by senior Trevone Quarrie ’19 as well as speeches by Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Upper School history teacher Klarissa Karosen, Nicolette Lewis ’19, Lily Solomon ’21, and Director of Enrollment Management Robert Mitchell, who wove together various themes including the quest to fulfill Dr. King’s dream, the continuing struggle for justice today, and our own personal call to action. Read Mr. Mitchell's closing speech here.