Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission Student Essay Contest

The Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission will host the Annual  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 15, 2017. County Executive Allan H. Kittleman has recognized the importance of this event to our community by making the organizing group a permanent county commission. A highlight of the celebration is the award presentations to Howard County Middle School and High School students who are our essay contest winners.

Dr. King’s historic speech, “I have a Dream” ( remains as relevant today as it was in 1963. The Howard County MLK Holiday Commission invites your students to describe their dreams and vision for their world in their essay submission.

The essay theme for this year is: “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream….What is yours?”

The individual essay focuses on both the present and the future. Students are invited to write an essay about their own dreams for a better community and a better world, demonstrated through leadership, service, inventions etc. and what they envision themselves doing. The deadline for submission is 5:00 PM November 11, 2016. The essays must be submitted by email in Word format. Students with disabilities can submit a poster or use other media to portray their ideas for the present and the future. Judges will select the winners on the basis of best depiction of this year’s MLK celebration theme.

The MLK Holiday Commission is grateful to the participants and views them all as winners for sharing their ideas. We also applaud the teachers who, year after year incorporate this important event into teaching Maryland’s young people about the principles that Dr. Martin Luther King lived and died for.

Please click here for submission details.

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