March 3, 2016
Homecoming 2016 - Recap!
On Friday, January 22 Martin Luther Celebrated Homecoming 2016. With events scheduled for both current students and alumni, the event kicked-off with an International Luncheon directly after a shortened school day. Students and staff shared a potluck lunch with foods representing their cultures. The atmosphere was festive and the food was delicious!
Following the luncheon, the party moved to the gymnasium where students had the chance to participate in some fun competitive games, receive yearbooks, and socialize, while listening to music provided by Kevin Schick (ML’12) of Xtreme Entertainment.
The gymnasium floor was eventually cleared in preparation for the Cougar Boys Varsity Basketball game. With the bleachers full of alumni, students, and staff, the ML Cougars took on a strong team from The Knox School that afternoon. It was a thrilling game, resulting in a 64-57 win for our boys.
After celebrating the Cougar victory, it was time to announce the 2016 MLS Homecoming King, Queen and Court. Crowned that evening were Xinyuan (Eric) Li (King) and Kayla Felix (Queen). Members of the Court were: Emily Fricano, Dominque Genise, Emmi Schulze, Esther Schulze, Norian Gil, Donte Johnson, Isaiah Kablack, Keith Miller, and Pedro Torino-Lopez. All members of the Homecoming Court are class of 2016.
Mini-reunions were attended by former members of the Gospel Choir and Wrestling team, respectively. The evening concluded with the Wall of Achievers Induction Ceremony and Alumni Reunion. Inducted that evening were Denise Durham Williams (ML ’75), Lou Bekios (ML ’83), Lindsay Adams (ML ’86) and Darcy Caetano (ML ’88).
To see pictures from Homecoming, click here.
We look forward to seeing you next year for Homecoming 2017!
Featured Alum: Dr. William Emanuel, ML Class of '74
William Emanuel, D.Eng earned a Doctorate in Engineering (DEN) degree from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Morgan State University (MSU). His dissertation used Data Mining, Intelligent Systems and Decision Support Systems (DSS) with an emphasis on Sustainability and Systems Engineering. His dissertation model can be used to help identify Disparities/Environmental Injustices found in urban communities and school districts. He received his Masters and BS from Howard University in Electrical Engineering.
Dr. Emanuel has over 30 years of electrical & computer engineering experience. Dr. Emanuel taught and tutored all levels of Algebra (mathematics) at two Community Colleges and Power Systems classes at MSU. He served as an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corp Fellow to bench-mark Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Dr. Emanuel also served as a graduate intern at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia working in the Office of Sustainability.