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.