UNION, NJ – The winners of the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest, “Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”, sponsored by the Township of Union, have been announced.
Writers inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and his vision of uniting people for the good of all submitted their essays for an opportunity to win an expense-paid, day trip to the African American History Museum in Washington, D.C.
“We hope that through this contest, we can come together to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King while also taking a stand against the violation of people’s rights no matter their race, creed, or color,” said Township of Union Mayor Suzette Cavadas.
Essay contest winners are:
2nd & 3rd Grade:
1st Place Vendetta Keyes, Connecticut Farms
2nd Place Cristina Moreira, Holy Spirit School
3rd Place Lilliana Pereira, The Pingry School
4th to 6th Grade:
1st Place Joy Oledimmah, Kawameeh Middle School
2nd Place Belicia Pinkrah, Central Five – Jefferson School
3rd Place Etera Pendleton, Battle Hill Elementary School
7th to 9th Grade:
1st Place Riya Kumar, Burnet Middle School
2nd Place Zoha Arif, Burnet Middle School
3rd Place Makeda Green, UHS
10th to 12th Grade:
1st Place Rabia Brown, UHS
2nd Place Mickeala Bland, UHS
3rd Place Ala Dorvil, UHS
1st Place Nicole Miceli
2nd Place Crystal Moon-Boulware
3rd Place Kevin Hall