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Posted on: January 3, 2018

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

In celebration of Dr. King’s birthday, the Brookings Human Rights Commission sponsored a poster contest for Brooking Elementary and Intermediate School students and an essay contest for Brookings Middle School and High School students to help students reflect on Dr. King’s ideas and their impact on the community. This year’s theme for the poster contest was “We may all have come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” The theme for the essay contest was “True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”

Mayor Keith W. Corbett will present the winners with their awards at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. All poster entries will be on display at various downtown storefronts January 13th through January 27th, on the City of Brookings website (www.cityofbrookings.org), and the City’s Government Channel (Mediacom and Swiftel Channel 9).
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