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PHOTOS: Haven community comes together to celebrate Martin Luther King Day

District gives back to the community with student performances and services.
Award-winning principal and teacher Dr. Salome Thomas-El delivers his Martin Luther King Day speech to the Haven community in the Strath Haven Middle School Auditorium as part of the Martin Luther King Day district celebration.

On Monday, January 15, the 2nd annual district-wide commencement of Dr. Martin Luther King was celebrated at Strath Haven Middle School. The celebration included a keynote speaker—the award-winning principal and teacher, Dr. Salome Thomas-El—and was attended by State Representative Jennifer O’Mara.

Dr. Thomas-El was invited by the district to speak to the community.

“That’s what today is about,” Dr. Thomas-El said. “If it’s one of the things Dr. King truly believed; you can’t love children if you don’t love the people who work for them.”

The middle school gymnasium was filled with student-run activities, like face painting, coloring, and games. The celebration also gave to the community with tables filled with pajamas, books, and toiletries. 

“Wallingford-Swarthmore has always been around service, it’s always been around giving back to others,” Superintendent Dr. Wagner Marseille said.


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Matthew Ramirez is a sophomore and a member of the Haven Yearbook. Matthew enjoys photography, art, and listening to music.
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