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Sturges Opens MLK Jr Commemoration

New Hampshire Youth Poet Laureate Rachel Sturges opened the Jaffrey-Rindge Martin Luther King Day celebration by reading an original poem she composed for the occasion.

Rachel led a series of poetry writing workshops at the Jaffrey Grade School and Rindge Middle School throughout the Fall, leading students in using poetry to explore the theme “Our Beloved Community.”

The Jaffrey-Rindge MLK Committee organized the Martin Luther King Jr Day commemoration, student contests and National Day of Service project to honor and find inspiration in the life and work of Dr. King and the values he embraced.

This year’s theme was “Our Beloved Community,” a central precept guiding Dr. King’s thought and action.

Rachel received a thank you gift from MLK Day committee member, Diane Stolar, for her work through the year supporting the Jaffrey-Rindge students and the MLK Day commemoration.