Students in field

Fourth annual MLK Day of Service included more than 200 volunteers

January 25, 2019

Finlandia University students, staff and faculty were all over the Copper Country community on Monday as they recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by performing community service. In total 203 people, including 181 students, participated in 20 volunteer opportunities spanning from Calumet to South Range and just about everywhere in between.

“I went to the Houghton Elementary School so I helped out with the Girl Scouts and their meeting,” said Annie Jo Wills, a history major in her third year. “We talked about MLK and civil rights, what it would be like to be a kid during the civil rights era.”

Annie Jo Wills was one of several students interviewed by Lee Snitz with the Keweenaw Report.

“We wanted to give back to our community, and have a little fun while doing it,” freshman nursing student from Ishpeming Katie Loman told Keweenaw Report as she described her time at Houghton Elementary School.

A reminder to students that the film When We Were Kings, originally scheduled for Thursday, January 24, has been moved to Thursday, January 31 at 6 p.m.

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