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2004 Celebration
ASU&MLK 2004 Student Winners

31 Arizona schoolchildren win statewide MLK poster-essay contest at ASU

    Thirty-one schoolchildren from around the state have won awards in ASU's annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster-essay contest. They will receive savings bonds and prize ribbons from President Michael Crow at a celebration breakfast January 28 on the Tempe campus.

    All the winning posters will be displayed at the event, and four children will read their first-place essays to the group. Also invited to the awards ceremony are their parents and teachers.

    The posters are on display through January in the main campus Memorial Union, ASU East Campus Union and ASU West Fletcher Library. They also have been printed as bookmarks.

    The contest categories are primary, grades K-2; intermediate, grades 3-5; middle, grades 6-8; and secondary, grades 9-12. Winners are:

    Mesa - Trenton Green and Austin Lynn, second graders at Mendoza Elementary School, won first and third places, respectively, in the primary essay category. Jared Eaton, second grader from Benjamin Franklin East Elementary, won second place in the primary essay category. Marta Bryant, fifth grader at Benjamin Franklin West Elementary, tied for third place in the intermediate poster category. Shelby Dana and Emmalyn Hembold, fourth graders from Benjamin Franklin West Elementary, won second and third place, respectively, in the intermediate essay category. Eighth grader Sarah Peralta from Mesa Jr. High School won third place in the middle school essay category.

    Scottsdale - Bianca DeValeria, eighth grader at Copper Ridge Middle School, won second in middle school poster; Katie Heuerman, eighth grader from Mountainside Middle School, won third place; and Christopher Thomas, seventh grader from Copper Ridge Middle School took honorable mention. Catherine Dodge, Gabriela Ramirez, Jessica Morse and Sheree Hollis, all sophomores at Chaparral High School, won first, second and tied for third places, respectively, in the secondary essay category.

    Washington District - Kindergartner Ben Valero, first grader Bryan Johnson and kindergartner Hayden Munoz of John Jacobs Elementary won first, second and third places, respectively, for primary poster. Hazel Erece, fourth grader at John Jacobs, won first place poster in the intermediate category and fifth grader Marta Bryant, also from John Jacobs, tied for third place in the intermediate poster category. Acacia Elementary sixth grader Corey Flanigan won first place in middle school poster.

    Kyrene - Lindsey Wilson, fifth grader from Kyrene de la Colina, won first place in intermediate poster. Altadena Middle School eighth grader Joanna Yang took second place in middle school essay.

    Tolleson - Westview High School seniors, Francisco Grijalva and Lauren Cusimano, tied for third in the secondary poster category.

    San Simon - First and second place in secondary poster was awarded to Kristen Brown and Linda Sanchez, respectively, of San Simon High School.

    Flagstaff - Renaissance Magnet Middle School seventh grader, Jai Beeman, tied for first place in middle school essay.

    Glendale - Challenger Middle School eighth grader, Israel Espinoza, tied for first place in middle school essay.

    Tucson - Michelle Ritter, a seventh grader at Dodge Middle School, won first place for her essay in the intermediate category.

    Payson - Scout Harper, fifth grader at Shelby School, won second place for her poster in the primary category.

    Other - Honorable mention was given to home schooled first grader Linzey Leinart, in the primary essay and Madison #1 Middle School sixth grader Alexis Arellano in the middle school essay.

Read the winning Essays:
Primary Grade Winners-MS-Word or Adobe PDF
Intermediate Grade Winners-MS-Word or Adobe PDF
Middle School Winners-MS-Word or Adobe PDF
Secondary Grade Winners-MS-Word or Adobe PDF

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