2022 MLK Day Student Contest

2022 MLK Day Student Contest Promotes Building a ‘Beloved Community’
Posted on 10/15/2021
This is the image for the news article titled 2022 MLK Day Student Contest Promotes Building a ‘Beloved Community’Group of students on stage behind a sign with MLK and "Live the Dream"; also includes the Live the Dream black and white logoIn preparation for our community’s 23rd annual celebration of Dr. 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 "Beloved Community" theme encourages students to critique their life experiences in light of Dr. King’s goal for a more just and kind society. 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.

In light of COVID-19 precautions and the plan to make some portion of this year’s community-wide celebration virtual, all entries must be submitted electronically via this MLK Contest 2022 entry form. Each individual entry must be submitted separately; please do not upload multiple students' entries on a single form.

The deadline for entering is Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Winners will share their entries with the public as part of the community celebration, to be held virtually on January 17, 2022 following an in-person march that extends from West Chester Township to Liberty Township.  Additionally, entries may be shared with the community through various venues throughout the duration of January and February.

Click here to access complete contest details and requirements, including this year’s full prompt.