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Posted on: April 15, 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Black History Month Essay Contest Winners

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The Brookings Human Rights Commission has announced the winners of its 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr./Black History Month Essay Contest.  Dr. King was a supporter of human rights and freedoms for all citizens.  The contest is designed for students to reflect on Dr. King’s ideas and the effect on our community through their contest entry.  This year’s theme was from one of Dr. King’s quotes “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” Or any topic relating to Black History.

The contest winners received their award recognition from Mayor Keith Corbett at the Brookings City Council meeting on March 9th, 2021.

Essay – Middle School

Kendis Sackreiter

1st Place        $100.00

Mickelson Middle School 


Shae Lefers

2nd Place         $75.00

Mickelson Middle School 


Alex Kidangathazhe

3rd Place        $50.00

Mickelson Middle School 




Essay – High School

Zoey Henderson

1st Place        $100.00

Brookings High School 

Read Essays and Watch Award Ceremony
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