Students and Staff March for Martin Luther King, Jr.
For the past 16 years, Lenape High School students and staff have respectfully honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with their annual March for Martin. The event, started by 2003 LHS grad Troy Riley, fulfilled his very own dream to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This year’s march, held on January 15, 2019, was led by Lenape’s African American Club officers Makayla Berry and Myía Borland and Lenape's Army JROTC unit.
Multicultural clubs from LRHSD sister schools also attend the event to highlight the unity and diversity of our district. Many of Lenape’s athletic teams and extracurricular clubs also marched while Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have aDream speech resonated through the halls of Lenape High School. The entire school paused to watch original footage of the historic March on Washington and highlights of Dr. King's life.
Following the march, LRHSD students gathered in the cafeteria to participate in an informative brainstorming session to discuss the American Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King’s pivotal role in the fight for equal rights for all citizens.