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FWISD Students to Participate MLK Day Celebration

Fort Worth ISD is closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, but Fort Worth ISD students will play a big part in the annual downtown Fort Worth parade. In fact, the City of Fort Worth will pay tribute to Dr. King with a series of events throughout the weekend and on Monday.

The 33rd annual parade begins at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Ninth and Commerce streets and concludes with a rally at Sundance Square Plaza. The following FWISD groups are slated to participate in the event:

  • Carter-Riverside Eagle Band
  • Eastern Hills High School Band and JROTC
  • Paschal High School Band
  • Polytechnic High School Band and JROTC
  • South Hills Scorpion Band and South Hills JROTC
  • Western Hills High School Band
  • Dunbar High School JROTC
  • D. Wyatt High School JROTC
  • Benbrook High School JROTC
  • Jacquet Middle School Junior Cadet Corps (JCC)
  • Forest Oak Middle School JCC
  • J.P. Elder Middle School JCC
  • McClung Middle School JCC
  • Meacham Middle School JCC
  • Kirkpatrick Middle School JCC
  • Rosemont Middle School JCC
  • William James Middle School JCC
  • Wedgwood Middle School JCC

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The third Monday in January, the nation observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day, established to honor the preacher, author, civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner. He is most notably known for his “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the 1963 March on Washington in Washington, D.C.

Since 1994, the U.S. Congress has commemorated the holiday as a national day of service, encouraging Americans to participate in service projects within their communities.


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