MLK Day Writing, Art Contest for Students

MLK Day Writing, Art Contest Encourages Students to 'Find a Common Ground'
Posted on 10/12/2018
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In preparation for our community’s 20th annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all Lakota students are invited to participate in a contest that promotes self-reflection about diversity and inclusion in our community and nationwide.

This year’s "Common Ground" theme challenges students to address how we unite in a world that is divided and polarized in so many way. The contest is part of the community-wide observance of MLK Day, known as the "Live the Dream: Our Declaration of Unity" celebration.

Students in grades 7-12 are to submit in writing the equivalent to a two-minute speech. Elementary students may respond through the artistic medium of their choice or through writing.

In addition to an individual’s entry, classes, troops, or youth organizations for students in grades K-12 who would like to enter the contest as a group project are invited to be as creative as possible, with skits, songs, artwork or videos that can be presented within a two-minute time limit.

Entries should be submitted to the student's building principal or to the West Chester or Liberty Township Administration offices. The deadline for entering is Monday, November 26, 2018, at 4:00 p.m.

All contest entries will be displayed at the community commemoration on January 14 at Lakota West High School, where winners will share their entries with the public. The March for Unity will begin at noon at Union Centre's Clock Tower and conclude at Lakota West, where the program will lead into a free lunch donated by local restaurants. Click here to access the entry form and more contest details.