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Posted on: October 22, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster & Essay Contest

The Brookings Human Rights Committee is sponsoring its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day contest for all Brookings students. This contest is designed for students to reflect on Dr. King’s ideas and the effect on our community through their contest entry.

• Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can submit an entry in the poster contest: 2014 Theme – “Be the peace you wish to see in the world.”
• Middle School and High School students can compete in this year’s essay contest: ”As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, we would like the students to write a letter to Dr. King describing the impact of that event and what are the continuing civil and human rights issues that need to be addressed.”

Detailed contest instructions are available on the Human Rights Committee Page on the City’s Website ( ) or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office, 520 3rd Street, Suite 230, at 692-6281 or or .

Winners will be presented with cash prizes by the Brookings City Council on January 28, 2014. Winners and other entries will also be displayed on the City’s Website ( and the City’s Government Channel (Mediacom and Swiftel Channel 9).

Entries must be submitted to school offices or the City Clerk’s Office on or before 4:00 p.m. on December 6, 2013.

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