Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, the Office of Human Rights & Equity, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission invite you to join us for our annual MLK Holiday Celebration.
We are disappointed we cannot host this year’s celebration in person, but due to an increase in COVID cases, we desire to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. Tune in to this awesome event and listen to Wes Moore, our featured Keynote Speaker, and watch our Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Commission contest winners receive their prizes.
In addition, we will honor the community leaders who have been chosen as the recipients of the Living the Dream Award.
Welcome Dr. Diane B. Martin, Chairperson Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission
Master of Ceremony Sabrine Semper
Presentation, Posting of the Colors, and National Anthem Howard High School JROTC
Invocation Reverend Charles Davis Full Gospel Baptist Church
Lift Every Voice and Sing Cynthia Fykes
Introduction of Howard County Executive Sabrine Semper
Remarks and Proclamations Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive
Wishing on Stars Kailee Suess, Dancer
Introduction of Howard Council Chairman Sabrine Semper
Remarks by Howard Council Chairman Dr. Opel Jones
Howard County Council Chair Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Sierra Sewchand, Student Member Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission
Keynote Address Wes Moore
Chamber Music Ensemble Genevieve Thompson, Violinist and Jen Retterer, Cellist
Day of Service Invitation Bert Hash Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commissioner
I AM Skit Campbell Bolling, Aliah Evans, Tristan Evans, Faith McCullough, Kiara Robinson, Malick Savage, Christian Smith, Shiane Sullivan, & Indigo Turner
Presentation of Elementary/Middle School Poster Awards Brett Vess Teresa Garcia Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commissioners
Presentation of the High School Food Drive Winner Hunter Craig, Commissioner Sierra Sewchand, Student Commissioner Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commissioner
Presentation of Living The Dream Award Yetta Roggerson Teresa Garcia Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commissioners
Congressman John Sarbanes Award Congressman John Sarbanes
Closing Remarks Yolanda F. Sonnier, Administrator Howard County Office of Human Rights and Equity