Baldwin Union Free School District
960 Hastings Street
Baldwin, NY 11510-4758
Baldwin, NY 11510
Permit No. 110
Baldwin Follows Dr. King’s Dream
In observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the
Baldwin community joined in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King
Jr. Celebration at Baldwin High School on January 13. This year’s
theme was “Dream Now” in reference to Dr. King’s memorable “I
Have A Dream” speech. The evening’s program was sponsored
by the Concerned Parents of Baldwin and the Baldwin School
District and featured performances by Baldwin students on every
school level. Elementary students from Lenox, Milburn, Plaza
and Steele Schools delighted the audience with song, including
an original piece by Steele music teacher Scott Stolzenberg called
“Peace on Earth.” Both the Baldwin Middle School and Baldwin
High School Step Teams performed original choreography in their
routines called “Dream Now” and “Unity,” respectively.
Master of Ceremonies David Meyers and Mistress of Ceremo-
nies Brittney Grimes graciously led the program while Marisa
Sweeney sweetly sang the National Anthem along with the audi-
ence, followed by the rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and
ending the program with “We Shall Overcome,” in which the au-
dience held hands.
Marilyn Massaley, president, and Ruth Winfrey, member of the
Concerned Parents of Baldwin, presented the Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Humanitarian Award to three Baldwin High School stu-
dents whose commitment to community service, strong academic
record and sensitivity toward others earned them this recogni-
tion. The students were Jana Hampton, Raymond Olsen and Dana
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert J. Britto spoke about Dr.
King’s dream for a just world based on equality and truth. “Dr.
King dared to dream of such a world and acted boldly upon his
dream. Do we dare to dream and act as he did?,” asked Dr.
Britto. “Reflect u