Themes

2016-2017 Contest Themes

Elementary School (grades 4-5)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — A Symbol of Love
Look into Dr. King’s family, church and community and tell us what he did to become a symbol of love.

Middle School (grades 6-8)

What needs to be done today to bring Dr. King’s vision to reality?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a great Civil Rights leader who envisioned the best life for all people.  He led marches for jobs, justice and peace.  He told us, “Why We Can’t Wait” any longer for these things to happen.

High School (grades 9-12)

What promised land was Dr. King referring to and how do we get there?
On the night before the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he made a poignant and prophetic speech.  He said, “I’ve been to the mountain top, and I’ve looked over, and I’ve seen the Promised Land.  I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight, that we as a people, will get to the Promised Land!”

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