The Martin Luther King Jr. Day march and celebration will be held in January, but before the event, students can show how much Dr. King’s dream impacted the world.

The art contest, which began last year, will return this year for local students to show off their artistic skills. The contest will be slightly different for students by grade level.

Elementary students at T.H. Johnson, Pasemann, Main Street Intermediate and St. Mary’s can create an original picture the illustrates Dr. King’s impact on today’s community. The student needs to write their full name, grade and parent’s name with contact information on the back of the art. The picture needs to be turned into the office at the student’s respective school.

The contest for middle school students at Taylor Middle School and St. Mary’s is an original essay on Dr. King’s impact on today’s community. The student needs to write their full name, grade and parent’s name with contact information on the back of the essay. The picture needs to be turned into the office at the student’s respective campus.

The contest for students at Taylor High School and Legacy Early College High School is to create an original speech or video presentation about Dr. King’s impact on the community today.

The student needs to write their full name, grade and parent’s name with contact information on the back of the speech. The picture needs to be turned into the office at the student’s respective school. Video presentations should be sent to amwatsonjcil@att.net.

Submissions for all entries at every grade level are Thursday, Dec. 20. Winners will be contacted in January before the march and celebration.

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