Evolution Students Voice Their Dreams
On January 18, 2011, when students returned from the long weekend, Evolution English students participated in an activity honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. After watching a video clip about the Jim Crow laws and their origin and listening to excerpts from his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, students formulated their own statements, voicing their dreams for our world today. After writing these statements on larger posters, our students then placed these dreams around the school, plastering our walls with hope for the future.
Some examples of the “dream statements” created were:
I have a dream that someday my daughter will ask, “Daddy, what was war?” – Tyler Ross
I have a dream that one day everyone will be treated equally at RMS. (Stop the bullying, stop the name calling signs were drawn after the statement) - Kaylee Derby
I have a dream that sexual orientation will not be used as an insult or a joke! I have a dream that bullying will stop and offenders will get the help they badly need. – Anonymous
I have a dream that 2012 is not an end by a beginning. – Matt Phelps
I have a dream that no one will have a tough disease to fight, and that there will be cures to everything sometime in the future. I have a dream that no one will have to deal with suffering. – Joseph Mossey
I have a dream that one day street violence will be a thing and word of the past. I dream that someday children and adults alike will be able to walk down these now “deserted” streets with no fear. Lives can and will be saved through this abolishment, fears vanquished, and lives restored. I dream, no, I see a happier and safer world than the one today in the future, if this situation of violence can be left behind with the sunset, as we, the citizens of the United States, step into a new day, a new sunrise. – Anna Smiechowski
I have a dream that one day every animal will have a place to call home. – Savannah Maroun
I have a dream where I don’t get called a “hick” just because I like to go hunting or fishing. – Brian Ferrell
I have a dream. . . to end world hunger. I have a dream for all the people on the streets of our world to be fully fed and warm! I have a dream no one will ever ask for a home again, and no one will ever wait on the outside cold benches.
- Alyssa Courcelle