2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest Winners

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Student essays were submitted as a part of the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. Students were asked to write an essay on the following quote from Dr. King:

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”

In addition, students were asked to consider the following questions when drafting their submissions:

  1. How do you feel about this quote?
  2. What does this quote mean to you?
  3. How can you use these words to honor Dr. King and the life he lived?

Thank you to the dedicated Ball State University faculty who evaluated this year’s essays: Fenwick English, Mike Shaffer, Serena Salloum, Nick Elam, Rachel Geesa, Tracy Caddell, Marilynn Quick, and Lori Boyland.

We are excited to recognize the 2020 winners in both the Junior and Senior divisions. Congratulations to all participants!

Junior Division Winners:
1st Place: Jaxon Barnett, Scottsburg MS
2nd Place: Bradley Dyer, Immanuel Lutheran School
3rd Place: Daniel Kent, Christ the King Catholic School

Senior Division Winners:
1st Place: Nevaeh Shouse, Terre Haute South Vigo HS
2nd Place: Jennifer Cahillane, Washington Township Middle/HS
3rd Place: Ava Nelson, Roncalli HS

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