January 12 -15, 2018. Advancing The Dream.
“Everybody can be great… Because anybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2018 Recipients & Award Winners

Every year, the Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee sponsors art and essay writing competitions for area students. The best examples of literature and original art are awarded cash prizes and scholarships. Congratulations to our 2018 recipients!

Art Contest Winners

  • First Place: (View Art)
    Reem Alwan, Seguin High School
    $1,000 Scholarship
  • Second Place: (View Art)
    Harley Hudson, Martin High School
    $750 Scholarship
  • Third Place:  (View Art)
    Danielle Middleton, Martin High School
    $500 Scholarship

Essay Contest Winners

  • First Place:  (Read Essay)
    Isaac James, Arlington High School
    $1,000 Scholarship
  • Second Place: (Read Essay)
    Andrea Villagomez, Arlington Collegiate High School
    $750 Scholarship
  • Third Place: (Read Essay)
    Taryn Cates, Arlington High School
    $500 Scholarship

Spirit of Service Collegiate Scholarship

  • Dorian Strong, UT Arlington, Sophomore  $1,000 Scholarship

Congratulations MLK Advancing the Dream Award Nominees and Recipients

Every year, Arlington presents MLK “Advancing the Dream” Awards to celebrate the outstanding contributions of individuals and groups whose impact on our community embody the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations come from within the Arlington community. Congratulations to our nominees and award recipients! See photo highlights. Click here.

Education Category:

  • Michael Hill, Arlington Independent School District
  • Dr. Pamela Hill, UT Arlington
  • Zeb Strong, Jr, UT Arlington (2018 Award Recipient)

Government Category:

  • Chris Turner, Texas House District 101 (2018 Award Recipient)
  • Natalia Aumedes, City of Arlington, Arlington Police Department

Community Category: Individual

  • Dr. Ebony Hall
  • Charles Jackson (2018 Award Recipient)

Community Category: Group

  • Water From the Rock, Mount Olive Baptist Church
  • Arlington Black Chamber of Commerce (2018 Award Recipient)