"Hope Rises Above Us" by Isabella Li '25
The Abbey community commemorated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a special Assembly Monday. After a prayer from School Chaplain Fr. Gregory Havill, Alaina Zhang ’25 welcomed students and faculty to share in the day of remembrance and celebration through acts of kindness or service throughout the week. Dr. Billings ’77 delivered a moving account of his experience serving at a parish in Oakland, Calif., where he lived after graduating from Dartmouth College. Zara Okoye ’25, Odunayo Adelaiye ’25 and Abigail Lawler ’23 presented facts and images of Dr. King’s pivotal impact on the Civil Rights Movement. Sterling Nolff ’26 and Jinsung Park ’26 compiled and posted quotes by Dr. King around campus and Isabella Li ’25 created original artwork, pictured above, for all to enjoy. At the Abbey, we celebrate the differences that make us all unique. Monday was a wonderful reminder of the privilege and freedoms we have because of the dedication of those who came before us. (Pictured: Dr. Billings brings the audience back in time to the Civil Rights Movement.)
(l-r) Abby Lawler, Zara Okoye and Odunayo Adelaiye speak on Dr. King.