Students in grades 2-12 living within the boundaries of the Lakota Schools were eligible to enter the contest, which was based on the speech in which King said “…the time is always right to do right.”
Students were asked to answer one of two questions – through essays, artwork, multimedia presentations, or skits. They entered as groups or individuals.
The following were selected winners from among more than 350 entries submitted. They received $20 cash prizes, with the grand prize winner receiving $50. Their entries were on display earlier this week at the community program at Cornerstone United Methodist Church.
By category, winners were:
- Elementary: Gabrielle Mathis, Weighing My Options, fourth grade, Union Elementary
- English as a Second Language: Sandro Chikovani, The Right Thing, seventh grade, Ridge Junior
- Special Merit: Kelvin Prom, The Time is Right to Do Right, seventh grade, Hopewell Junior
- Junior High: Camryn Prows, How To Do The Right Thing, eighth grade, Hopewell Junior
- High School: Sophia Spivey, The Time Is Always Right To Do Right, Lakota East Freshman Campus
- Grand Prize: Amanda Bilkasley, MLKJ Essay, eighth grade, Hopewell Junior