The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission 2020 Essay Competition

Sponsored by the YWCA

"We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Project on Rascism Winners 2019.2020 1

1st Place Film: "It Is Okay"

Ava Dean, Varapratha Prasad, and Leana Kahwash

2nd Place Film: "The Silence of Our Friends"

Lauren Taylor, Grace Hanson, Kinley Zeigler, Delaney Woody, Leana Kahwash, Madilyn McGlother, Benjamin Mullins, Emma Martin, and Emma Aulenbacher

3rd Place Film: "The Remembrance of Our Friendship"

Alexa Bunderson, Kinley Zeigler, Madilyn McGlothen, Ava Dean, Varapratha Prasad, Camille Chapman, and Abbey Graley

Essay Winners

1st Place Essay: “The Power of Silence” by Abigail Reynolds

2nd Place Essay: "Silence" by Jayla Boyd

3rd Place Essay (tie): "Perspective is Key" by Camille Chapman 3rd Place and  "The Significance of Success" by Jeeya Patel