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Senator Troy Singleton Kicked-Off a Full Day of Celebration


In what was his first public speaking engagement as a senator, State Senator Troy Singleton, of Willingboro, spoke to some of his "youngest bosses" about the meaning of Martin Luther King Day, how to stretch beyond one's comfort zone, foster unity and to serve your fellow man. A question and answer session followed his speech. Among the things that these middle and upper school students said that they took away from their time with Senator Singleton was:

  • Get into a room of people who look different, and think different and learn from each other.
  • There is no monopoly of good ideas.
  • When someone in our human family hurts, it is our obligation to step in and help them.
  • Look at MLK Day as a call to unity.
  • Our greatest strength is when we come together.
  • Martin Luther King said that righteousness will prevail.
  • Step into the way of discord and turn it around.

This convocation kicked-off a full day of exercises and activities among all of our students to mark a celebration of the legacy of Dr. King, but unity and diversity are among the things that we strive to give light to and to celebrate every day at Doane Academy.

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