The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society recently announced five Carver Middle School students won awards for their entries into an essay contest which was open to all Tulsa-area students. The contest happened in conjunction with the Tulsa MLK Parade which took place Jan. 17 with the theme “Hope and Action: The Fierce Urgency of Now.”
Middle school students were asked to write a 350-500 word essay on the topic, “I live my life as a reflection of Dr. King’s dream by...” Essays were judged based on originality/creativity, clarity, use of facts or specific examples, and other criteria. Their essays are published in the 2022 MLK Souvenir Book.
All first through fifth place winners are 8th grade students at Carver Middle School:
First Place ($250): Sophie Gray
Second Place ($225): Whitney Smith
Third Place ($200): Silas Barbour
Fourth Place ($175): Maya Barki
Fifth Place ($150): William Nettleship
Students within the district also won in other contest categories including art, dance, and oratory. Click here to see the complete list of various contest winners from Tulsa Public Schools.