Community Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Service
On Monday, the Chatham Hall community celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a memorial chapel service organized by the Cultural Perspectives Club.
The service featured student perspectives on the impact of Dr. King’s legacy of leadership, as well as personal stories the organizers titled, “What Being a Free Person of Color Means to Me.” In organizing the service, club co-president, Anna Song ’21, said, “A quote from MLK that I think most represents what we want to express is this, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’ We think it is very important to spread culture so that there can be more understanding between people of different cultural backgrounds since there are always some misunderstandings.”
The memorial service also featured a powerful rendition of “Water Guns” by members of the Cultural Perspectives Club, and St. Mary’s Choir performed a beautiful arrangement of “Steal Away.” Joining the Chatham Hall community were 24 prospective students and their families visiting campus for the January Open House. After the service, the visitors had a chance to tour the school, attend classes, and speak with students about life at Chatham Hall.
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.