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CCS honors Dr. King

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From left, Christchurch students Braden Young, Betsy Rhoads and Mariah Alderman sing “Up To the Mountain” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Christchurch School community observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day with an assembly of music, prayer, video, words and reflection in St. Peter’s Chapel on Monday morning. Organized by Chaplain John Alter, the celebration featured faculty and student musicians and speakers.

Highlights of the gathering were the vocal performance of “Up To the Mountain” by junior Braden Young of Kilmarnock, junior Betsy Rhoads of Deltaville and junior Mariah Alderman of Urbanna. They were accompanied on the piano by sophomore Willis Mackey of Freeport, Bahamas. Junior Kendron Walsh of Mathews read a poem written for the occasion.

Faculty speakers included headmaster Jeb Byers, dean of community and residential life Bett Alter, and varsity basketball coach and learning skills instructor Ben Thompson.

posted 01.23.2013

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