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2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission Contests
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The Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission is seeking nominations for the Commission’s 2022 “Living the Dream” Award. The award will recognize an individual or organization (community, civic or religious) who has promoted the teaching and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through community involvement. The award will be presented at the Commission’s annual Howard County Commemorative Celebration Program.


This year’s awards celebration will be presented virtually on Sunday, January 16t, 2022.  Living The Dream Applications are Due by October 29, 2021.   Entrees can be dropped off to the Office of Human Rights & Equity by Friday, October 29, 2021, at 5:00 PM.

Please submit applications at the link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZFTCMH7

 

The commission is also seeking school-age contestants for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission 2022 Essay, Poster, and Oratory Contests.

Find the Application for Essay, Oratory, and Art Contests at this link.

 

The deadline for all contests is October 29, 2021.  Entries must be submitted via email or hand delivered by 5:00 PM EST Oct 31, 2021, to [email protected]

or mailed to:

Howard County Office of Human Rights & Equity

ATTN: MLK 2021-2022 Poster Contest

9820 Patuxent Woods Dr. Suite 237

Columbia, MD 21046

Entrees can be dropped off to the Office of Human Rights & Equity by Friday, October 29, 2021, at 5:00 PM.


Essay  Contest Question

What can be done to foster an inclusive culture in your school, community, or organization?
Give an example of what you have done or experienced that illustrates this.

 

Essay Contest Rules:

Participants must be Howard County Middle or High School students.

Essays must be typed, double-spaced in Microsoft Word format.

Middle School essays must be 500 to 750 words. High School essays must be 750 to 1000 words.

Submissions must include the student's name, address, phone number, school, grade, and email address.

The application must also be submitted with each submission.

Students with disabilities may submit entries using other media and/or visual presentations.

 

Poster Contest Rules:

Create a work of art that best reflects the theme.

Participants must be Howard County Elementary or Middle School students.

Students may interpret the theme in any medium, but art must be the student's original work.

The poster size must be between 8.5" x 11" and 8.5" x 14" in.

Submissions must include the student's name, address, phone number, school, grade, and email.

Posters must be submitted with a description of 300 words or less.

 

Oratory Contest Rules:

Open to all Howard County Middle or High School students.

Submissions must include a video of the student performing the speech, a double-spaced typed
version of the speech and a completed application.

The speech should clearly reflect the theme's message.

Speeches are limited to three minutes.


Speech Topic:

What can be done to foster an inclusive culture in your school, community, or organization?
Give an example of what you have done or experienced that illustrates this.

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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2021 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.

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