Woodlawn Celebrates National Day of Service
Article in The Herald Weekly
DAVIDSON, N.C. – “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” Upon hearing these recorded words from the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Woodlawn School students today celebrated Dr. King’s legacy of service.
While the school annually has recognized Dr. King’s contributions, today marked the first time that the students of all grades – Kindergarten through 12th – came together to honor his legacy with performances, presentations and songs, and a school-wide act of service.
First, the students participated in an all-school assembly organized by the junior-level students of the Upper School. They watched a video about Dr. King, shared presentations about people across the United States who are doing inspiring acts of service within their communities, and talked about the ways in which everyone – at any age – can serve.
Additionally, the following Woodlawn School students were recognized for their community service:
• Madison Berini
• Ciara Conway
• Jocelyn Grzeszczak
• Maryn Holden
• Mills Kratt
• Campbell Lindquist
• Clare MacDonald
• Emma McGeough
• Arianna Muhlsteff
• Saiya and Sajan Patel
• Quinn Schneider
• Abigail Woodall
After the morning assembly, the students worked in groups – older students leading the younger ones – to create arts-and-craft kits for children at the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.
Woodlawn is an independent school founded in 2002 and located just north of Davidson, North Carolina. Enrolling students in grades K through 12, Woodlawn is accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and offers a challenging, project-based academic experience.