Students at Tynes Elementary School enjoyed their day off on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But before that day of rest and reflection, Ms. Creelman’s fifth grade class studied the famous man behind the holiday. Students participated in numerous reading activities throughout the week while they analyzed the hardships many endured during the Civil Rights movement. The fifth graders were amazed that people were treated differently solely based on the color of their skin. They chose to unite as a class and spread Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of togetherness and love for all people in follow-up projects that focused on unity, friendship and tolerance. Dr. King would have been proud to see these students living in a world that he dreamed of so many years ago!