Tyler ISD students earn top prizes in Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Visual Arts Contest

January 18, 2018


More than 131 Tyler ISD students recently participated in the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay and Visual Arts Contest sponsored by the Tyler Together Race Relations Forum. Participating schools included Bonner, Clarkston Dixie and Rice elementary schools and Dogan, Hogg and Three Lakes middle schools.


Congratulations to these winning entries:


Elementary Division – First Place: Ana Marie Pina, Rice Elementary; Second Place: Max Morales, Clarkston Elementary; Third Place: Gloria Gutierrez, Dixie Elementary


Middle Division – First Place: Julie Olivera, Dogan Middle School; Second Place: Jonathan Hamilton, Hogg Middle School; Third Place: Karisma Hernandez, Hogg Middle School.


The winning entries were announced at the Forum’s Communitywide Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration event held Monday, Jan. 16, at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception. All art entries are currently on display at the Tyler Public Library.


“I could not hold back tears at several times during the ceremony celebrating our Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy,” Jamie Williams, art teacher at Rice Elementary School, said. “It was yet again such a beautiful display of the power of Love and Unity!”


Congratulations, students! 



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