MLK Writing Contest Winner. "If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Prince William County Public School students have been named as winners of the fourth-and-fifth-grade writing contest in the 2020 celebration of the life and writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The contest, sponsored by the Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was open to students from Manassas City, Manassas Park City, and Prince William County.

Students were asked to submit a one- or two-page essay reflecting on the writing prompt, "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a champion for justice, peace, and freedom for all people. What does freedom mean to you?"

Congratulations to the winners:

First Place, Madelyn Schaller, Marshall Elementary School
Second Place, Calla Kight, Marshall Elementary School
Third Place, Bella Blake, Minnieville Elementary School

First Place, Lily Emerson, Mountain View Elementary School
Second Place, Alexandria Martinez, Mountain View Elementary School
Third Place, Bryn Crockett, T. Clay Wood Elementary School
Honorable Mention, Alejandro Kruczek, Minnieville Elementary School

The winners will be recognized at the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 20, at the Cecil D. Hylton Memorial Chapel in Woodbridge. This annual event draws thousands of attendees and is sponsored by the Prince William Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation, and the Delta Research and Educational Foundation.