Northwest NEWS

November 22, 1999


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest

   The King County Civil Rights Commission is sponsoring a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Essay Contest, open to all eighth grade students attending public schools in King County.

   The purpose of the essay is to encourage middle and junior high school students to think critically about Dr. King's legacy of peace and justice. The essay theme is: "Dr. King's Work: What My Generation Can Do to Complete It in the New Millennium." The rules are:

   First prize is $100, second prize is $75, third prize is $50. All essays must be submitted by December 17, 1999, to: King County Civil Rights Commission; 900 Fourth Avenue, Suite 860; Seattle, WA 98164. Winners will be notified by mail. For more information, call 206-296-8610.