“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dear PSA Parents, Students, and Staff,
January 15th was MLK Day. As I reflected on what a great person he was, I thought I’d write my blog about how he inspires us all to be better people. As the quote states: Love is the only thing that can drive out hate. This is something I was raised to believe, and something I want to pass on to younger generations. As a small school, we are a family. We do love one another—even if we don’t always like one another At some of the other public schools out there, we see hate-violence, racism, and bullying. I know PSA isn’t perfect, but I feel there is a closeness among students here. Our cadets are a team; they stick up for one another. This generation of PSA cadets are going to grow up surrounded by love rather than hate. They see beyond color and cultural differences, because they are a family, regardless of their background, skin color, or socioeconomic status. This month, I encourage parents to talk with your children about some of MLK’s values, and how we can all practice these values today. We can all work on being less judgmental, and more accepting and forgiving. MLK said, “Without love, there is no reason to know anyone, for love will in the end connect us to our neighbors, our children and our hearts.” Let’s make 2018 a year where we practice love, tolerance, and kindness toward everyone in our community.
Principal Jennifer Stickel
I have been the principal at PSA since 2013. It is my pleasure to lead our future.