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Posted on: October 17, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster & Essay Contest

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Poster & Essay Contest

The Brookings Human Rights Commission is sponsoring its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day contest for all Brookings School District students, Kindergarten through 12th Grade. This contest is designed for students to reflect on Dr. King’s ideas and the effect on our community through their contest entry.

• Students in kindergarten through fifth grade can submit an entry in the poster contest: “We may all have come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
• Middle School and High School students can compete in this year’s essay contest: “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”

Detailed contest instructions are available on the Human Rights Commission Page on the City’s Website ( ) or by contacting the City Clerk’s Office, 520 3rd Street, Suite 230, at 692-6281 or or .

Winners will be presented with cash prizes by the Brookings City Council on January 23, 2018. All entries will be displayed on the City’s Website ( with the winning poster entries also displayed on the City’s Government Channel (Mediacom and Swiftel Channel 9).

Entries must be submitted to school offices or the City Clerk’s Office on or before 4:00 p.m. on December 6, 2017.
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