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Local NAACP branch and AT&T sponsoring MLK Memorial Contest

The annual writing contest in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for Paducah-McCracken County area public schools is now open. The theme is “Equality and Justice for All.”

1. Students in grades K-3 will draw and label a U.S. map on construction paper or poster board showing areas of major events in Dr. King’s struggle for Equality and Justice. At least three events should be specified and labeled within the drawing of the U.S. state/states.
2. Students in grades four through six (4-6) should write a narrative, rhyming poem that tells a story about Dr. King’s struggle for justice and equality for all Americans. Specific events should be mentioned in the double-spaced, typewritten narrative poem.
3. Students in grades seven through college will write a two to five page essay, type-written and double spaced, explaining why it is important for all Americans to learn about and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work to achieve Justice and Equality for all.
All entries are due by January 9, 2015. Entries may be mailed to the address above or turned in to the Paducah Independent School Board office or the McCracken County School Board office by January 7, 2015.
Winners will receive money and certificates at each level. A special recognition program will be held in their honor on Sunday January 18, 2015. Announcements of place and time of the program will be made at a later date. Winners must be present to win the money prizes.

For more information, please contact Fredrickia Hargrove at (270) 443-5067 or groversal@comcast.net.

(Graphic credit: Wayne Community College)

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