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Federal Way's Todd Beamer High School to host MLK event
Todd Beamer High School, in partnership with the city of Federal Way Diversity Commission, will host a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 20 at Todd Beamer, 35999 16th Ave. S. in Federal Way. The event is free and open to the public.
The celebration will include Erin Jones, Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS) director of equity and achievement, as keynote speaker.
Tony McLean of St. Francis Hospital will also speak and there will be performances by Todd Beamer students. Panel discussions will focus on business, government, youth, education and sports.
The celebration will wrap up a series of activities sponsored by the city and Todd Beamer to honor Martin Luther King Jr. The school will host an assembly for students on Jan. 17. And on Jan. 18, grocery stores throughout the city will host food drives in honor of MLK Day. Donations will be collected between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Safeway, Albertsons, Walmart and Fred Meyer locations in Federal Way.
This is the second year that the city has partnered with FWPS to bring the MLK Day celebration to district schools. The goal is to rotate the annual celebration among the district’s high schools.
For more information about the event, visit www.cityoffederalway.com/mlk2014.