Four LJIS Student Winners in MLK Jr. Essay Contest
The Brazoria County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee recently held their annual poster and essay contest in honor of Dr. King's legacy. This contest was open to all Brazoria County students in grades 6-12. According to their official guideline, the intent is to provide "all students an opportunity to learn about Dr. King, his message and his work; to give students an opportunity to reflect on our present and the future in light of Dr. King’s purpose; and to encourage continued study through financial awards that can hopefully help students continue their lives and education with a permanent appreciation for Dr. King.”
Students were to write a 300-350 word essay on the topic "The Time Is Right To Do What Is Right!" They were to explain what the quote means to them and what they feel it meant to Dr. King. Essays were judged on content, expression, form, mechanics and overall presentation.
Winners were contacted by phone and awards were presented to the first, second, and third place winners on February 16, at Brazosport College’s Gator Hall. Four Lake Jackson Intermediate School (LJIS) students were chosen to receive awards.
6th-7th Grade Essay Category
Mariaying Sanchez - 2nd Place
8th-9th Grade Essay Category
Joseph Dyess - 1st Place
Julia Braun - 2nd Place
Ty Sims - 3rd Place
Also congratulations goes to the LJIS English Language Arts 7th Grade teacher Kelli Montgomery and 8th Grade ELA teacher Tara Rice for inspiring their students to participate this year.
The Brazoria County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee (MLKCC) is a non-profit organization that exists to perpetuate the memory of Dr. King and his legacy of achievement to future generations. Since 1986, MLKCC has sponsored events to celebrate the holiday honoring Dr. King and serves as advocates of social, racial, and ethnic harmony – cornerstones of Dr. King’s dream for justice, fairness, and equality.
We are very proud to have students participate in such a worthy contest and to have them chosen for their work.
For more information about the contest and the MLKCC go to http://mlkcc.org/
Pictured left to right: Joseph Dyess (8th), Mariaying Sanchez (7th), Julia Braun (8th) and Ty Sims (8th)
Pictured left to right: Joseph Dyess (8th), Mariaying Sanchez (7th), Kelli Montgomery (7th ELA), Julia Braun (8th), Tara Rice (8th ELA) and Ty Sims