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Historical Interview at Center of 2024 MLK Day Student Contest

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Historical Interview at Center of 2024 MLK Day Student Contest

In preparation for our community’s 25th annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, all Lakota students are invited to participate in a contest.

This year’s "Historical Interview" theme challenges students to interview an individual who lived through some part of the Civil Rights Movement. Students are asked to capture the individual’s personal experience, then reflect together on what has changed and what work is left to do in pursuit of MLK’s goal for racial unity. The contest is part of the community-wide observance of MLK Day, known as the "Live the Dream: Our Declaration of Unity" celebration.

Students in grades K-12 have the option to submit in writing the equivalent to a two-minute speech. They may also choose to respond through any artistic medium of their choice. 

In addition to individual entries, classes, troops, or youth organizations for students in grades K-12 who would like to enter the contest as a group project are invited to be as creative as possible, with skits, songs, artwork or videos that can be presented within a two-minute time limit.

All entries must be submitted electronically via the 2024 “Live the Dream” student contest entry form. Each individual entry must be submitted separately; please do not upload multiple students' entries on a single form.
The deadline for entering is Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.

Winners will share their entries with the public as part of the community celebration, to be held on January 15, 2024 following a march that extends from West Chester Township to Liberty Township.  Additionally, entries may be shared with the community through various venues throughout the duration of January and February.

Click here to access complete contest details and requirements, including this year’s full contest prompt.

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