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.