January 18-21,  2019. Advancing The Dream.
“Everybody can be great… Because anybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2009 Scholarship Recipients & Award Nominees

This annual competition provides scholarships and U.S. Savings Bonds to Arlington area youths whose essays and artwork best represent Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream and the movement for racial justice and equality. The 2009 theme:”Caring, Connecting and Communicating in the Community.

The”Sharing the Dream” Art Competition is open to junior high and high schools students who reside in Arlington. The “Sharing the Dream” Essay Competition is open to Arlington are high school seniors.

The winning art design appeared on T-shirts and marketing materials associated with the 20th Anniversary “Sharing the Dream” Celebration. Winning artwork were on exhibit in the UT Arlington Gallery.

Winning writer read essay during the “Sharing the Dream” Banquet on Jan. 16. 2009.

Art Contest Winners

First Place – $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond
Tu Vu, Bowie High School, Senior
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Second Place – $750 U.S. Savings Bond
Sarah Tran, Martin High School, Junior
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Third Place – $500 U.S. Savings Bond
Tran Le, Sam Houston High School, Senior
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Essay Contest Winners

First Place – $1,000 Scholarship
Michael Schmidt, Lamar High School, Senior
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Second Place – $750 Scholarship
JoAnn Emale, James Bowie High School, Senior
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Third Place – $500 Scholarship
Jessica Jordan, Juan Seguin High School, Senior
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“Sharing the Dream” Award Nominees


Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Arlington I.S.D


Regina “R.J.” Blair, City of Arlington
Dr. Stephanie Gillespie, Arlington Police Department

Community Service

Tillie Burgin, Mission Arlington
Don Elder, Retired, Tuskegee Airman
Blake Moorman, City of Fort Worth
Ruby Odom, Retired
Rita Sibert, Arlington NAACP


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity – Omicron Gamma Gamma Chapter
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity – Nu Pi Lambda Chapter

Winners to be announced at the banquet.