On Monday, Justice Kennedy participated in the 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Prayer Breakfast, in Zanesville. Her salute to the scholarship recipients addressed, as seen through the eyes of Dr. King, the purpose of education and life’s blueprint.
Dr. Kingbelieved that education serves a dual purpose in life; utility and culture. True education has a goal of intelligence, plus character, according to Dr. King. Moreover, Dr. King believed that there are three primary aspects to life’s blueprint: to believe in your own dignity; to do well in whatever you seek to do; and lastly, to be committed to “the eternal principles of beauty, love, and justice.”
“As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, we also take this moment to celebrate each of the scholarship recipients,” said Justice Kennedy. “We celebrate your life and its potential and know that for each of you there are no ceilings in your life, only floors to walk across and stairs to climb to achieve your own American Dream.”