Ecumenical Walk kicks off MLK Day events

A difference in race and creed played no part in the life of Martin Luther King Jr., nor did it matter to the folks gathered Monday morning for the annual MLK Ecumenical Walk.

The group began its celebration of Martin Luther King Day at the corner of Talton and MLK Drive and listened to one of his most important speeches all the way to the corner of MLK and Sheppard Street.

It kicked off a day of mostly virtual honors to King. It will continue through Black History Month in February.

Contest winners announced Monday night include:

Poster Winners – K-2

1st place – Natalya Egbon
2nd place – Ansleigh Walker

Essay Winners

Elementary – 3-5

1st place – Blythe Burrell
2nd place – Josiah Stewart
3rd place – Taylor Slatton

Middle School- 6-8

1st place – Kaylee Johnson
2nd place – Addison Walker

High School- 9-12

1st place – Tyronn Grider
2nd place – Jasmine Sneed
3rd place- Ariel Cage and Peyton Handy

Youth Leadership Awards

Grades 6-8

Isaiah Tate

Ashley Whatley

Grades 9-12

Berlin Winzer-Jackson

Jasmine Sneed

Makhi Reed


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