MLK assembly addresses several types of discrimination

Choir Director Dawn McCormick leads the choir during their performance of a spiritual to open the assembly.

Wenatchee High School’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly drew a silent and respectful student body while three speakers described real-life situations regarding multiple different kinds of discrimination.

Seniors Guadalupe Garnica and Tata Esquivel discussed a discriminating situation they experienced on their return from a mariachi trip last May. WHS special education teacher Danielle Ouellette covered the situation she dealt with growing up in the deep South with a pro-black mother and her grandpa, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Former ASB President Crash Ketcham described dealing with people’s reactions to his homosexuality.

Look for full coverage of the MLK assembly in The Apple Leaf on Jan. 23.