Four winners of the City of Eden Prairie’s first Martin Luther King, Jr. Words in Action Contest were honored by the City and its Human Rights and Diversity Commission during the Council’s meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
Winners Siri Manikonda, Shaunya Kumar, Miriam Marsan, and Leah Quintera presented their essays and art work in-person or via Zoom to Mayor Ron Case and council members and a few city staff and citizens following pandemic protocols.
In December, Eden Prairie youth were invited by the City to share their thoughts about an inspiring Martin Luther King, Jr. quote them through art, writing or an audio/video presentation. The Human Rights and Diversity Commission managed the contest. Cash prizes were made possible by the Eden Prairie Community Foundation.
Editor’s Note: Reporter Jeff Strate packaged the video of the presentation portion of the January 19 City Council Meeting from CityTV video for posting on YouTube. The Eden Prairie Community Foundation serves as the fiscal agent of Eden Prairie Local News.