MLK Day

posted Jan 20, 2014, 7:06 AM by Unknown user

Exams are over, hope you celebrated!


Van Buren ended up placing 11th in the wrestling invitational held this weekend, so congratulations to those who participated. As well, girls basketball will take on St. Wendelin in an away game tonight so be sure to come out and show your support for them.


Today is a special day as we memorialize a crucial figure in history, Martin Luther King Jr. The day was started on November 2, 1983 when President Ronald Reagan signed a bill making it an official federal holiday, and it is held the third Monday of January every year. This is because King’s birthday was on January 15, 1929 and the date around the time is usually close to it.


To learn more about Dr. King, check out this article! http://knightwriter.vbschools.net/news/%E2%80%9Ci%E2%80%99vebeentothemountaintop%E2%80%9D-abriefhistoryofmartinlutherkingjrday


Tomorrow second semester starts, be reminded that you have 5 days to drop classes and enjoy your day off.


Courtesy of seattletimes.com

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