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2022 EVERGREEN YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL

 
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Standing Strong:
For Justice, Truth and Freedom

2022 MLK CONTESTS WINNERS    OKLAHOMA K-12

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: • Youth Art Contest: K-6

 

illustrations based themes of Dr. King’s life and work – Love, Peace or Unity – and what the theme means to them.

1st Place ($175): Hailey McGuire

6th grade, McKinley Elementary

2nd Place ($125): Ava Walters 

2nd grade, Augustine Christian Academy

3rd Place ($75): Serena Siddiqui

3rd grade, Holland Hall.

• Interpretive Dance of Peace Contest: ages to 18 

-judged based on accuracy, showmanship, choreography and performance. 

 

1st Place ($500): Hailey McGuire 6th grade 

McKinley Elementary

 

2nd Place ($350): Maharai and Marelin Olivares

1st and 6th grades, respectively,

Essay Contest: MS

350-500 word essay on the topic

 

“I live my life as a reflection of Dr. King’s dream by . . .

 

Essays were judged based on originality/creativity, clarity, use of facts

o 1st Place ($250):

Collin Emeric Blake Walters 

7th grade Oliver Middle School (Broken Arrow Public Schools);

o 2nd Place ($225):

Alyssa Kay Martin 

8th grade, Union 8th Grade Center

o 3rd Place ($200):

T Jordan Dodd

6th grade, McKinley Elementary;

o 4th Place ($175):

Isabella Beaty

7th Grade, Union 6th/7th Grade Center;

o 5th Place ($150):

Kaylin Gomez

6th Grade, McKinley Elementary.

1st Place ($1,000):

Sage Asher Scott Walters 

9th grade, Broken Arrow Freshman Academy

2nd Place ($500):

Raashi Karande 

9th grade, Union Freshman Academy

3rd Place ($350):

Makayla Goode 

10th grade, Union High School.

 

ONE Gas is the official sponsor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Contest. Sponsors of MLK Student Awards include PepsiCo, ONE Gas and Boston Avenue United Methodist Church.

 

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Society, Inc. is a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization focused on honoring and preserving the works and ideals that Dr. King practiced.

Oratorical Contest: (grades 9-12)

Dr. King’s iconic

“I have a dream” speech: Contestants were judged on clarity, quality, delivery, stage presence & memorization.