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Hillsborough County Public Schools Students and Staff Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 12, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

Tampa, Fla. – (January 12, 2018) – Hillsborough County Public Schools students and staff will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, at various community events. 

All schools and district offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of the federal holiday. 

Please see below for just some of the events students will be participating in:

  • 29th Annual City of Tampa Martin Luther King Day Parade – Monday, January 15, noon, begins at 15th St. and 21st Ave.

Students from Middleton High School and Blake High School’s bands will march in the parade, along with student groups from various other Hillsborough County schools. 

  • Plant City MLK Freedom Parade – Saturday, Jan. 13, 1-2:30 p.m., begins at the corner of Wheeler & MLK Blvd. downtown

Students from the Strawberry Crest, Durant and Plant City High School bands, Lincoln Elementary's Headstart program and Marshall Middle School's band will participate in the parade. Alumni from Plant City High School and Marshall Middle School will also be in the parade.

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