31 Arizona schoolchildren win statewide MLK poster-essay contest
Thirty-one schoolchildren from around
the state have won awards in ASU's annual Martin Luther King Jr.
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
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
category. Jared Eaton, second grader from Benjamin Franklin East
Elementary, won second place in the primary
category. Marta Bryant, fifth grader at Benjamin
Franklin West Elementary, tied
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
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
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
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
Altadena Middle School eighth grader Joanna Yang took second place in middle
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
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
See the Poster/Bookmark Winners: