2020 MLK Day Contest

MLK Day Contest Challenges K-12 Students to Have 20-20 Vision
Posted on 10/05/2019
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ML Day 2019 winners pose for picture on stageIn preparation for our community’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all Lakota students are invited to participate in a contest that promotes self-reflection about diversity and inclusion in our community and nationwide.

This year’s "20-20 Vision" theme challenges students to use their hindsight vision to identify Dr. King’s single most important accomplishment. The contest is part of the community-wide observance of MLK Day, known as the "Live the Dream: Our Declaration of Unity" celebration.

Students in grades K-12 have the option to submit in writing the equivalent to a two-minute speech. They may also choose to respond through any artistic medium of their choice. 

In addition to individual entries, classes, troops, or youth organizations for students in grades K-12 who would like to enter the contest as a group project are invited to be as creative as possible, with skits, songs, artwork or videos that can be presented within a two-minute time limit.

Paper entries may be submitted to the student's building principal or to the West Chester or Liberty Township Administration offices. Multimedia entries must be submitted electronically via this Google form. Paper entries will also be accepted via the online form, if preferred. The deadline for entering is Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

All contest entries will be displayed at the community commemoration on January 20 at Lakota West High School, where winners will share their entries with the public. The March for Unity will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Union Centre's Clock Tower and conclude at Lakota West, where the program, beginning at 11:15 a.m., will lead into a free lunch donated by local restaurants. Click here to access the entry form and more contest details.