Students Win Essay Contest

Students Win Essay Contest
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On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the Ellis County African American Hall of Fame of Waxahachie, Texas presented the Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. Unity Essay Contest,  "I Have a Vision," award. 

DeSoto East Middle School seventh grade student Kyla Lewis won the first place award and DeSoto East Middle School sixth grade student Mikayla Mutcherson was awarded second place.  The event included competitors from schools in South Dallas County and Ellis County. 

The essay and oratorical contest required students to write and perform an original essay of at least 250 words as based on Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a Dream” speech. The speeches were to provide response to each student’s vision of what it would take to change the world and make it a better place.

The Ellis County African American Hall of Fame features yearly events to educate the community about the life and times of African Americans. 

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