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This Year’s Winning Authors in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

The winners and honorable mention recipients in the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., essay contest for sixth graders in the Grand Rapids Public Schools.

Last evening, Diversity Partner Rodney Martin had the honor of presenting the winners of the firm’s 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., essay contest to the Grand Rapids Board of Education. The Grand Prize Winner, R’Mani Belcher, of Riverside Middle School, the First Runner Up, Alayne Anderson, of the Center for Economicology, and the Second Runner Up, Sha’Myah Dixon, also of Riverside Middle School, each read their winning essays at the meeting. In addition, Mr. Martin presented 23 students with certificates of honorable mention and gift cards to Schuler Books and Music.  The essay contest drew 342 essay submissions by students from 16 different schools in the Grand Rapids Public Schools Systems.  You can read the winner essays here.

 

R’mani Belcher, Riverside Middle School, Grand Prize Winner, Sha’Myah Dixon, Riverside Middle School, Second Runner-up, and Alayne Anderson, Center for Economicology, First Runner-up

MLK Essay Contest Winners Recognized by the Grand Rapids Board of Education

Last evening, the Grand Rapids Board of Education recognized the winners and honorable mention recipients in this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest.  Rodney Martin, the firm’s Diversity Partner, introduced the winners, who each had an opportunity to read their essay during the public meeting.  Mr. Martin then introduced each of the 24 honorable mention recipients, who came forward to receive their awards.  You can read the winning essays here.

This was the 12th year that Warner Norcross & Judd has conducted the essay contest for sixth graders in the Grand Rapids Public Schools.  Over 300 students from 12 different middle schools submitted essays that responded to one of three prompts concerning the legacy of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The essays were read and judged by over 50 attorneys and staff members at Warner.  Here are photos of the winners, and the honorable mention recipients.

The Winners of the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest (left to right): Tess Cepaitis, Grand Prize, Riverside Middle School; Myaja Dunning, 1st Runner Up, Gerald R. Ford Academic Center; and Carmen Perdomo, 2nd Runner Up, Southwest Community Campus

The Winners of the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest (left to right): Tess Cepaitis, Grand Prize, Riverside Middle School; Myaja Dunning, 1st Runner Up, Gerald R. Ford Academic Center; and Carmen Perdomo, 2nd Runner Up, Southwest Community Campus

The winners and honorable mention recipients in the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest.

The winners and honorable mention recipients in the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest.

MLK Essay Contest Winners Recognized at the GRPS Board of Education Meeting

The winners of Warner Norcross & Judd’s 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest were recognized at Tuesday’s meeting of the Board of Education of the Grand Rapids Public Schools.  Diversity Partner Rodney Martin introduced the three contest winners, who each had the opportunity to read their essays to the Board.  In addition, Mr. Martin introduced each of the 22 honorable mention students to the Board.  Vice President Slade invited each of the students to come forward to shake hands with members of the Board.

The 2015 winners of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest.  (From left to right) Second Runner Up Demarus Jackson (Riverside Middle School), First Runner Up Tanya Floyd (Riverside Middle School), and Grand Prize Winner Bodie Bickford (The Center for Economicology)

The 2015 winners of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest. (From left to right) Second Runner Up Demarus Jackson (Riverside Middle School), First Runner Up Tanya Floyd (Riverside Middle School), and Grand Prize Winner Bodie Bickford (The Center for Economicology)

The winners and honorable mention recipients in this year's Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest.

The winners and honorable mention recipients in this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest.

Essay Contest Winners Recognized by the Grand Rapids School Board

Warner Norcorss & Judd Diversity Partner poses with the winners of the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. , essay contest.  From left to right: Sophia Crumback-Tarrien, Maya Barbee, and Sofe Blomeling.

Warner Norcorss & Judd Diversity Partner poses with the winners of the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. , essay contest. From left to right: Sophia Crumback-Tarrien, Maya Barbee, and Sofe Blomeling.

Twenty-three students who participated in the 9th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest conducted by Warner Norcross & Judd were recognized last evening at a meeting of the Grand Rapids School Board. The three winners — Sofe Blomeling, Sophia Crumback-Tarrien, and Maya Barbee — each read their essays to the Board. Blomeling, the grand prize winner, received a standing ovation from the Board and the members of the audience. In addition, the twenty students who received honorable mention were invited to come forward and receive their awards.

Essay Contest Winners Recognized at Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebrations

The winners of Warner Norcross & Judd’s 9th annual Martin Luther King Essay Contest were recognized at two programs on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The top three essayist and the twenty recipients of honorable mention awards were introduced at the Community Peace Program for students in the Kent Intermediate School District and again at the annual Community Celebration program, both held at the Grand Rapids Community College Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse.  The winning essays are can be found here. Here are a couple of photos from the event. 

Maya Barbee (2nd Runner Up) and Sofe Christine Blomeling (Grand Prize winner) pose before the Community Peace Ceremony

Maya Barbee (2nd Runner Up) and Sofe Christine Blomeling (Grand Prize winner) pose before the Community Peace Ceremony

Students in Ms. Holt's class at Riverside Middle School who received Honorable Mention awards, along with their classmate Sofe Christine Blomeling, who was the Grand Prize winner.

Students in Ms. Holt’s class at Riverside Middle School who received Honorable Mention awards, along with their classmate Sofe Christine Blomeling, who was the Grand Prize winner.

 

Warner Norcross Named One of Top Places to Work by The Detroit Free Press

11/18/2013

The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has again been named one of Michigan’s Top Work Places by The Detroit Free Press.

The survey ranked Warner Norcross, which has seven offices across Michigan, among the leading mid-size employers in the state. Hundreds of companies were nominated for the award, which evaluated career opportunities, compensation and benefits, management, direction and related areas. This is the fifth year that Warner Norcross has been on the annual list.

Attorneys and staff from each of the firm’s offices were surveyed for the award. They gave Warner Norcross high marks for offering alternative work arrangements, job sharing, telecommuting, flexible schedules and a compensation system that promotes teamwork. The law firm was also noted for its strong commitment to philanthropy.

Warner offices in Southeast and West Michigan have both been honored repeatedly in the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For.