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Shaker Library Announces Winners of MLK Writing Contest

The students were honored at the library on Friday

Editor's Note: The Shaker Heights Library provided the following information.

In its January 1964 issue, Time magazine named Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘‘Man of the Year’’ for 1963 as the person who had the greatest influence on the year's events — making the civil rights leader the first African American recipient of this honor. Fifty years later he continues to stand the test of time. In fact, he’s a man for the century.

For this year’s writing prompt, students were asked to consider their lives 50 years into the future. What would they like to be remembered for and how they will accomplish it?

Friday afternoon, the winners read their essays and received their awards. Winners in their categories are:

Grades 3 & 4
1st Place: Eliza Bennett, Onaway Elementary School, 4th Grade
2nd Place: Samuel Schmidt, Onaway Elementary School, 4th Grade
3rd Place: Kevin McMahon, Onaway Elementary School, 4th Grade

Grades 5 & 6
1st Place: Sophia Honig, Woodbury Elementary School, 5th Grade
2nd Place: Kimball Call, Woodbury Elementary School, 5th Grade
3rdlace: Nandi Brown, Woodbury Elementary School, 5th Grade

Grades 7 & 8
1st Place: Palmer Hanley, St. Dominic School, 8th Grade
2nd Place: Cashon Perry, St. Dominic School, 7th Grade
3rd Place: Alexandra Andrus, St. Dominic School, 8th Grade

Judges for this year’s contest were Cheryl Darden, Anne Fink, April Hall, and Alex Jones.

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