Library Announces Winners of MLK Student Writing Contest
Date: Friday January 18, 2013
Shaker Library announces the winners in its 15th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Writing Contest.
In its January 1964 issue, Time magazine named Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘‘Man of the Year’’ for 1963 as the person who had the greatest influence on the year`s events- making the civil rights leader the first African American recipient of this honor. Fifty years later he continues to stand the test of time. In fact, he’s a man for the century.
For this year’s writing prompt, students were asked to consider their lives 50 years into the future. What would they like to be remembered for and how would they accomplish it.
Winners of the Shaker Library`s 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Strudent Writing Contest are:
Grades 3 & 4
1st Place: Eliza Bennett, Onaway Elementary School, 4th Grade
2nd Place: Samuel Schmidt, Onaway Elementary School, 4th Grade
3rd Place: Kevin McMahon, Onaway Elementary School, 4th Grade
Grades 5 & 6
1st Place: Sophia Honig, Woodbury Elementary School, 5th Grade
2nd Place: Kimball Call, Woodbury Elementary School, 5th Grade
3rd Place: Nandi Brown, Woodbury Elementary School, 5th Grade
Grades 7 & 8
1st Place: Palmer Hanley, St. Dominic School, 8th Grade
2nd Place: Cashon Perry, St. Dominic School, 7th Grade
3rd Place: Alexandra Andrus, St. Dominic School, 8th Grade
Special thanks to the judges, Cheryl Darden, Anne Fink, April Hall, and Alex Jones who read all the excellent essays.