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We went to the 26th Annual Drum Major Award Luncheon to record TUSD MLK Essay winners on Friday January 13th. Dr. King gave a sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church called the Drum Major Instinct where he implored; people to use their inherent sense of importance to be a drum major. "If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness." Each year, the luncheon raises funds for the local Tucson march and honors people who exemplify the Drum Major Instinct in a positive way in our community.
On Saturday, January 14th we went to the 22nd Annual Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association Breakfast and recorded local speakers and youth bully prevention ambassadors. This annual event raises scholarship money for local students.
Jimmy Hart, Director of TUSD's African American Studies Department;
Jonathan Peck, President and CEO of the Tucson Urban League;
Guadalupe Romero, Utterback Middle School Bully Prevention Student Ambassador;
Diego Silva, Dodge Middle School MLK Essay winner;
Alilia McNeal, President of Eta Epsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Local information at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Congressman Raul Grijalva speaking at the 22nd Annual Pueblo Gardens Martin Luther King Breakfast;
Tamia Wagner, Utterback Middle School Bully Prevention Student Ambassador;
Clarence Boykins, President of Tucson and Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of MLK Celebration Committee;
Armando Rios, President, Boys and Girls Club of Tucson;
Tabitha Ivy, Utterback Middle School Bully Prevention Student Ambassador;
Matt Kearney, 2012 Drum Major Award Winner;
Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias speaking at Pueblo Gardens MLK Breakfast;
Burney Stark, TUSD Dropout Prevention Specialist, Chairman of Juneteenth committee;
Bella Guillen Saguaro High MLK Essay Winner;
Livian Stokes, Dodge Middle School MLK Essay Winner.