The City of Eden Prairie has announced the winners of its Martin Luther King Words in Action contest for youth this morning. It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Eden Prairie and throughout the nation.
The winners are writer Siri M. and visual artist Shauna K. in the 12-years old and younger bracket. Writer Miriam M. and visual artist Leah Q. were declared winners in the ages 13-18 bracket.
In December, Eden Prairie youth were invited by the City to share their thoughts about the great civil rights leader keyed to a Martin Luther King Jr. quote and express what it means to them through art, writing or an audio/video presentation. This is the first edition of the contest.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered powerful speeches and wrote compelling letters and essays,” stated a December 28, City of Eden Prairie news release about the contest. “His words continue to be quoted decades later as guideposts for racial equality and social justice.”
See the winners and finalists
Visit these the following links to see or read the winning and finalist submissions:
The winners will be honored by Mayor Ron Case and the City Council during its Tuesday January 19th meeting which begins at 7:00 p.m. That meeting starts at 7 p.m. and can be seen on Comcast Channel 16 an will be streamed on CityTV here.