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Briarcliff High School Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day

Monday may have been the official holiday marking the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. But at Briarcliff High School the celebration has expanded to a full week.

Members of the Student Coalition for Human Dignity used chalk to write inspiring quotes and messages on the sidewalk in front of the school. Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. were read aloud on the school public address system each day during period eight. And there was also a “gallery walk” facilitated by students from the club.

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Briarcliff Art Students Create Thought-Provoking Posters in “Artists as Activists” Project

How do you express an idea using visuals and only a few words?

In Roxanne Ritacco’s Drawing and Painting I class at Briarcliff High School, students are learning to do just that. Recently, the students – mostly ninth graders – worked on posters that convey messages using as few words as possible, in an “Artists as Activists” project.

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