Showing Love During February

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Students involved in East Meadow High School’s Social-Emotional Learning Committee combined passion, diversity and history during the month of February with two initiatives.

To honor Black History Month, students, faculty and staff members read quotes from historical figures over the building’s PA system each morning. They included excerpts from Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Jordan, Nelson Mandela, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and others.

Martin Luther King, Jr. also motivated the creation of a project whereby students cut-out hearts with positive and motivational messages. The project was used to decorate the building’s main lobby and show their love for the school, district and community. The inspiration was Dr. King’s statement that “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”