Library Announces Winners of MLK Student Writing Contest
Date: Tuesday January 14, 2014
Shaker Library announces the winners in its 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Writing Contest.
In 1964 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. This landmark piece of legislation outlawed discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities and women. Fifty years later, Shaker Library invited youth in grades 3 through 8 to write a short essay or poem on what they could do in their lifetimes to ensure that everyone is treated equally.
Grades 3 & 4
1st Place: Mary Margaret Cole, 4th grader at Onaway School
2nd Place: Elliot Goldman, 4th grader at Onaway School
3rd Place: Célina Bethoux, 4th grader at Boulevard School
Grades 5 & 6
1st Place: Janiyah Brown, 5th grader at Woodbury Elementary School
2nd Place: Victor Matts, 5th grader at Woodbury Elementary School
3rd Place: Andrea Harrison, 5th grader at St. Dominic School
Grades 7 & 8
1st Place: Leonardo Villa-Forte, 7th grader at St. Dominic School
2nd Place: Kailynn Gaither, 7th grader at St. Dominic School
3rd Place: DeAndra Washington, 8th grader at St. Dominic School
Judges: Cheryl Darden, Ann Fink, Alex Jones
Readers for the finalists included April Hall and Notre Dame College students, Theodore Darden IV and Blair Harris
The young authors read their essays and received their awards January 17 at the Main Library.