Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

Event Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00am

Winner: Zoe Moreland, Charlottesville High School

Semi Finalists:

Noah Boswinkel-Magrum, Charlottesville High School

Emily Chang, Albemarle High School 

Annika Clark, Charlottesville High School

Abby Kim, Albemarle High School 


Essay Prompt:

"Where do we go from here: chaos or community?" In 500 words or less, define what this quote means to you and how it epitomizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s vision. This quote is the title of his fourth and final book, written in 1967—the year before his assassination.

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) English Faculty judged three essays from each local high school. The First Place winner will present their essay at the 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration and Worship Service in January 2021.

Co-sponsored by the Community MLK Celebration Planning Committee and the Albemarle County Rotary Club Foundation.