Tyndall Elementary Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

BAY COUNTY - Students, parents, and staff of Tyndall Elementary School commemorated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friday.

Hundreds of students re-enacted the March on Washington with their own March on Tyndall. They sang "We Shall Overcome" as they walked toward the school's pavilion.

Some carried signs promoting unity, equality and civil rights. One of the school's 5th graders delivered Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech.

Then Circuit Judge Elijah Smiley told students about making good choices and keys to achieving success in life.

"My message to the kids is that I think is the essence of Dr. King's dream is that every person should have an opportunity to reach his or her maximum height. That is to have an opportunity to be successful," said Judge Smiley.

Some students also portrayed other famous African Americans during Friday's ceremony.