Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program

January 18-22, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Essay Contest

Established in 2001, the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Essay Contest was designed to promote awareness of Dr. King's vision for a more humane nation. The contest is open to all middle school students in grades 6, 7 and 8 enrolled in private, public and charter schools in Alamance County. Students may participate in the essay contest by submitting an application and essay.

Past winners of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Essay Contest include:

2015 Essay Contest Winners:  Emmanuel Lopez (6th grade), Blessed Sacrament; Cincere Childress (7th grade), Northeast Middle; Annette Varghese (8th grade), Brown Summit Middle

2014 Essay Contest Winner: Dev Jha, Kernodle Middle School & Giselle Castaneda, Blessed Sacrament School

2013 Essay Contest Winner-  Ana Villalpando, Blessed Sacrament School & Kaitlyn Williams, Kernodle Middle School

2010 Essay Contest Winner - Jordan Green, Turrentine Middle School

 2009 Essay Contest Winner - Stephanie Marie Daniel, Blessed Sacrament School & Anna Paige Kirby, River Mill Academy

2008 Essay Contest Winner - Veronica Dodson, Burlington Christian Academy

2007 Essay Contest Winner - Wesley Forrest Brewer, Turrentine Middle School 

2006 Essay Contest Winner - Kelsey Ashlyn Thompson, Burlington Christian Academy

2005 Essay Contest Winner - Elliott Jeffries "Jeff" Lynch, Turrentine Middle School

2004 Essay Contest Winner - Kendal LeRod Miles, Turrentine Middle School

2003 Essay Contest Winner - Benjamin Crisp, Turrentine Middle School

2002 Essay Contest Winner - Brooks Blue, Woodlawn Middle School

2001 Essay Contest Winner - Brenda Hernandez, Graham Middle School