The Lexington High School Chapter of the
National Honor Society


Project Information

Name: MLK Day

Project Coordinator: Sara

Signups: Closed

Maximum Number of Participants: No Limit

Start Date: 01/19/15

End Date: 01/19/15


Project Description

Monday January 19th 2015 will be MLK Day, and like last year, the town of Lexington will host the Second Annual Day of Service. We want your talents for artwork, singing, playing in a quartet or other small chamber group, your leadership and organizational skills, and your willingness to serve the community. In the spirit of Dr. King, the day is about serving those who are less fortunate, and giving of ourselves in that act. ALL student volunteers will get a free T-shirt; please wear it while helping that day. We would like to invite NHS students to do any of the following: Specific tasks: For the visual artist: we’d like leaders to help younger children to make greeting cards. Card making sessions will be either 12:00 – 1:30pm or 1:30-3:00pm. We’d like 8 leaders per session. Leaders need to arrive 1 hour early to get instructed by Cheryl Meadow on what you’ll be doing. Location: Grace Chapel

For the photography artist: we’d love you to join the photography team, take pictures, get your subjects to agree to allow us to publish their photos, and then upload your photos onto a Flickr photo sharing page immediately after the event. Work alone or in pairs. Locations include: Cradles to Crayons, Waltham YMCA, Grace Chapel, Cotting School, Greeley Village, Vynebrook Village, Countryside Village, during the march from Minuteman Statue to Grace Chapel. Please let me know if you can drive yourself to a location, or need transportation.

Do you enjoy singing? We would love to have solos, duets, trios or quartets to sing MLK Day appropriate songs during the card-making between 12:00-3:00pm. A piano is available. The ability to play pre-taped karaoke/background tracks is possible. Location: Grace Chapel. If possible, a song or two at any of the senior lunches.

Do you belong to a string quartet or chamber ensemble? We would love small chamber groups to perform MLK Day appropriate music (hymns, spirituals, songs of freedom) at Grace Chapel between 12:00-3:00pm.

For the athlete or physical activity enthusiast: Play with the homeless children who will be arriving by bus from their temporary housing in Waltham and Bedford for an afternoon of play and exercise at the Waltham YMCA. Greeting buses as they arrive, and ensuring kids get on the right bus may also be part of the job. 1:00-3:00pm, at the Waltham YMCA. Please contact me directly if you are interested in any of the above, and any details you need or can give me, THANK YOU! Email: (address redacted) facebook messenger: “Gwendolyn Wong” Text message: 908-456-0652



There are 34 NHS members participating in this project.