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Theme chosen for MLK Jr. celebration
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A number of Effingham County students participated in the theme contest for Effingham County’s Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Day Celebration to be held Jan. 19, and the winners have been announced as follows:

First place:  “A Journey Traveled by Many, A Dream Living In All”
Submitted by Elondia Harden, ECHS

Second place:  “Follow His Footsteps…Live the Dream”
Submitted by Caleb Poppell, SEMS

Third place:  “The Dream that Changed the World”
Submitted by Sarah Ward, EMS

Honorable Mention:  “One People; One Nation; One Dream”
Submitted by Maria Garvin, ECMS

Students wishing to enter the poster or essay contest may use any of the above themes.  The poster contest is open to students in grades 1-5 and the essay contest is open to students in grades 6-12.

The deadline for entries is Dec. 15. Students can submit their posters and essays to the contest coordinator at their school or to Dr. Norma Wallace at the Board of Education.

Winners will be selected from two categories and awards will be presented at the annual celebration on Jan. 19.