MLK Day 2021 Student Contest

2021 MLK Day Contest Challenges Students to ‘Reinvent Reforms’
Posted on 09/17/2020
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MLK Day "Live the Dream: Our Declaration of Unity" student contest; entries due Dec. 1In preparation for our community’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all Lakota students are invited to participate in a contest that promotes self-reflection about diversity and inclusion in our community and nationwide.

This year’s "Reinventing Reforms" theme challenges students to reflect on what they can do personally, using the resources of this era, to carry on the work started by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The contest is part of the community-wide observance of MLK Day, known as the "Live the Dream: Our Declaration of Unity" celebration.

Students in grades K-12 have the option to submit in writing the equivalent to a two-minute speech. They may also choose to respond through any artistic medium of their choice. 

In addition to individual entries, classes, troops, or youth organizations for students in grades K-12 who would like to enter the contest as a group project are invited to be as creative as possible, with skits, songs, artwork or videos that can be presented within a two-minute time limit.

In light of COVID-19 precautions and the plan to make this year’s community-wide celebration virtual, all entries must be submitted electronically via this Google form. Each individual entry must be submitted separately; please do not upload multiple students' entries on a single form.

The deadline for entering is Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Winners will share their entries with the public as part of the community celebration, to be held virtually on January 18, 2021.  Additionally, entries may be shared with the community through various online venues throughout the duration of January and February.

Click here to access complete contest details, including this year’s full prompt.