By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
MONT ALTO, Pa. - The candles flickered in the steady breeze then blew out, but the spirit of last night's vigil at Penn State Mont Alto to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. couldn't be extinguished.
"I think Dr. King had a lot of good ideas," said Nikki Callahan of Philadelphia, a second-semester freshman at the university. "I'm here to honor the tradition of the awareness of ethnic backgrounds."
Shielding their candle flames, more than 25 students and faculty marched in pairs from the bridge at the campus entrance to the general studies building. There they settled in the auditorium to hear guest speaker Gillie Haynes Joseph, a poet and freelance journalist from Adelphi, Md.