Contest and Awards

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission

The Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission encourages all eligible students to participate in its annual essay contest, poster contest and oratory contest.

The event theme this year is: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission extends to all the winners their well wishes for sharing their ideas. They also applaud the teachers who, year after year incorporate this important event into teaching our young people about the principles that Dr. Martin Luther King lived and died for.

Howard County High School Food Drive Contest

This year we had a fantastic showing in the food drive competition! One year ago, we collected 1,122 lbs. of food from seven different high schools. This year we beat that by nearly a ton, resulting in 2,659 pounds of much needed sustenance for Howard County families.

The winner of the 2021 Howard County Food Drive Competition is Wilde Lake High with 1, 412 lbs of food.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission thanks each high school for participating, especially during these challenging times.

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Food Drive Contest Results
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Wilde Lake High———donations 1,412 lbs.
Atholton High————donations 366 lbs.
Centennial High———donations 540 lbs.
Reservoir High———donations 45 lbs.
Howard High————donations 24 lbs.
Glenelg High————donations 272 lbs.
Total Donations————2,659 lbs.

Contest Information
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission
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The Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission encourages all eligible students to participate in its annual essay contest, poster contest and oratory contest.

The event theme this year is: “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

 

Essay Contest Rules and Application

Click here for the essay contest rules and application.

Poster Contest Rules and Application

Click here for the poster contest rules and application.

Oratory Contest Rules and Application

Click here for the oratory contest rules and application.

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Living the Dream Award Contest Rules and Application
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Click here for the "Living The Dream" award contest rules and application.

2021 Contest Winners
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Elementary Poster Contest
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  • 1st Place - Neil Deepak - Ilchester Elementary School
  • 2nd Place - Dalia Kintisch - Thunder Hill Elementary School
  • 3rd Place - Nika Guth - Bollman Bridge Elementary School
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Middle School Essay Awards
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  • 1st Place - Jordyn A. Bennett - Lake Elkhorn Middle School
  • 2nd Place - Sarah KC - Harper's Choice Middle School

Note:  There was a tie for 3rd place:

  • 3rd Place - Tresa Cherian - Bonnie Branch Middle School
  • 3rd Place - Briana Eggleston - Harper's Choice Middle School
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High School Essay Awards
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Oratory Contest - Middle School
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Oratory Contest - High School
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Annual Living the Dream Award
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The Commission also sought nominations for its annual Living the Dream Award.  This award recognizes individuals and organizations that promote the teachings and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther  King, Jr. through community involvement.

  • Organizational Award - The National Pan Hellenic Council of Howard County
  • Individual Award - Ani Begay Auld

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