A record 327 essays were entered for the 10th annual Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest earlier this year. School News Network is publishing the three winning submissions.
Each winning student will receive a certificate of deposit and a gift card to Schuler Books and Music. Additionally, 22 students from five schools received honorable mention recognition. They each will receive a gift card to Schuler Books and Music.
The essays were judged by more than 50 Warner Norcross attorneys and staff according to Michigan Education Assessment Program guidelines for narrative writing. The essays were evaluated for ideas, organization, style and conventions.
The winners were:
- My Super Heroes by Bodie Bickford, Center for Economicology, grand prize
- What Can You Do to Accomplish a Dream? by Tanya Floyd, Riverside Middle School, first runner-up
- My Hero, My Friend by Demarus Jackson, Riverside Middle School, second runner-up
SNN will continue to showcase student submissions onto district news pages.