Congrats to Norwalk youth carrying on service aspect of MLK’s dream

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Updated, Jan. 29: Correction made at the writer’s request; the celebration was organized by the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Community Committee.

I would like to congratulate the Brien McMahon High School students (Devin Baker, Kyai Belton, Savannah Bromley, Xanayia DeJesus, Justin Forde, John Gatt, Michael Macari, Yanira Matute, Dayanara Matute, and Michael Secci) and the Norwalk High School students (Elizabeth Burke, Dayanara Acuna, David Chuba, Javaughn DeCausey, Angel Espana, Madison French, Adriana Gudiel, Brianna Mendoza, Yvelinda Philemon, and Madison Riascos) who won student service awards during the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Community Committee celebration at Calvary Baptist Church on Monday. Keep up the great work! Kudos also to the committee of people who took the time to recognize and honor these students.

I am impressed with the youth who are learning to balance getting good grades and serving their community at such a young age.

There is a quote that says “every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.”  I believe these children are the epitome of this quote.

I have also learned and understand that commitment is important.  I look forward to working out the situation with my job and my commitment to being a State Representative (without shortchanging either) and attending next year’s celebration to honor one of our strongest and most vocal advocates, who made it possible for me to make a decent living to support my family, and who made it possible for me to be an elected official with majority support from the community in which I live and love.  Most of all, I look forward to seeing the honored youth who are working now toward the service aspect of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream.


State Rep. Travis Simms (D-140)


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