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  • Winners Named in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest

    Posted by Jennifer Thompson on 12/7/2017

    Winners have been selected from more than 100 entries for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay contest in the School District of Beloit.

    The winners are:

    Gaston Elementary: Caitlyn Tracy

    Todd Elementary: Abigail Rohrbeck, Sean Arzie Leavy II

    Aldrich Intermediate: Braelyn Andrea Mayfield, Meadow Mae Lailani Szoke

    Cunningham Intermediate: Ayden Lakai Tyler

    Fruzen Intermediate: Michael Nora, Gavin Sembhi, Zoe Anderson, Kaylee Miranda

    McNeel Intermediate: Jaden Richardson, Madyson Miller, Kindalynn Lindley

    Beloit Memorial High School: Jasmin Montes, Emily Jade Meade, Tatiana Carbajal

    Participants wrote about the debate and conversation of people “taking a knee” during the National Anthem to bring awareness to the unjust treatment of minorities and others across the United States. In the essays, students discussed ways to bring awareness to the mistreatment of minorities and other social injustices. In the spirit of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech, students wrote about how to bring unity among all people.

     poster featuring photos of all 16 essay winners

    Winners will be recognized with an engraved plaque during at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15, at the Eclipse Center. For more information, contact: Tasha Bell, Equity Coordinator at or  (608) 361-4165.

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