Six high school students from Arlington will receive savings bonds and college scholarships as part of the 2006 Arlington Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.Judges have selected the winners of the MLK “Sharing the Dream” Art and Essay competitions. The winning art design will appear on T-shirts and publicity materials for the 2006 Arlington MLK Celebration. The winning essay will be read aloud during the “Sharing the Dream” Banquet, which is scheduled for January 13, at the University of Texas at Arlington.
The Arlington MLK Celebration Committee is planning this year’s four-day observance to include art and drama programs, a high school step show, multicultural festival, worship service and youth concert.The “Sharing the Dream” Banquet is the citywide kickoff event on January 13, and this year’s theme ties into the national “Build the Dream” campaign for a Dr. King monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. This year’s banquet speaker is Dr. Willie Edwards, state district director of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. The fraternity is leading the national movement to raise $100 million for the monument. Groundbreaking is scheduled for the fall 2006. Sharing the Dream Banquet tickets will go on sale next month.Organizing sponsors of the Arlington Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration include the University of Texas at Arlington, City of Arlington, Arlington Independent School District, Tarrant County College, Arlington Ministerial Association, the Star-Telegram and a number of local contributors. For more information about the Arlington MLK Celebration, call Committee Chair Dr. Robert Bing at 817-459-7393 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Contest Winners
First Place – $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond
Alyssa Rose, James Bowie High School, Junior
Second Place – $750 U.S. Savings Bond
Edgar Venzor, Sam Houston High School, Junior
Third Place – $500 U.S. Savings Bond
Stephen Branham, James Bowie High School, Senior
Essay Contest Winners
First Place – $1,000 Scholarship
Donnie Simmons, Arlington High School, Senior
Second Place – $750 Scholarship
Camesha Ethley, Juan Seguin High School, Senior
Third Place – $500 Scholarship
Erica Thompson, St. Alban’s Episcopal School, Senior
“Sharing the Dream” Award Winners!
Former Arlington Mayor Elzie Odom
Dr. Judith J. Carrier, Tarrant County College
Bobby Collins and J.P. Morgan Chase
Dr. Theron Bowman, Arlington Police Department