Arrowhead United Way Announces Contest Winners to the Dr. M.L. King, Jr. Teen Essay Contest
January 17, 2012
Arrowhead United Way is very excited to announce the winners the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest. The contest was open to all high school students who live or attend school in the Arrowhead United Way service area. Students were asked to write a one page essay on the following topic:
What legacy did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hand down to you, and what are you going to do with it?
A panel of six judges carefully read and scored each of the essays. The judges were asked to rate each essay based on originality, relevancy to theme and effective expression.
Congratulations to Emma Rumpf, a student at Aquinas High school, who was selected as the 9th grade winner and Nancy Nguyen, a student at Citrus Valley High School, who was selected as the 11th grade winner. Each winner will receive an award plaque, a monetary gift card along with a $25 gift card donated by Baker's Drive-Thru.
Arrowhead United way will host an additional essay contest in honor of Black History month and anticipates an even greater response from students in every high school grade level.
Arrowhead United Way would like to thank all the students who participated in the contest and also thank Baker's Drive-Thru for their donations. Arrowhead United Way is encouraging students to periodically check the Arrowhead United Way Website for more information regarding the Black History month essay contest.