MLK scholarship opportunities for middle and high school students

January 9, 2013 by  

The fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration will be held in Antioch, near Brentwood, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on Monday, January 21, at Deer Valley High School’s theatre.

The event is hosted by the city of Antioch, Antioch Unified School District, and community partners. The keynote address will be delivered by Los Medanos College music department chair Sylvester Henderson. Gospel singer Alfreda Lyons-Campbell will perform, along with comedian Lenard Jackson and local students.

High school and middle school students are invited to submit a scholarship application to the district office by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, January 15. The district office is located at 510 G Street.

High school scholarship awards are $200 for first place, $100 for second, and $75 for third, while middle school awards are $100 for first, $75 for second, and $50 for third. Submissions may be either written or visual, but visual entries must be submitted on DVD or CD. Written submission suggestions are essays, poems, or short stories, while those going down the visual route may want to consider are videos, music, perhaps with the assistance of a local print company. Use of printing services would also represent a cost effective way to get the word out to students, their parents, and nearby community businesses.

The event was created by Councilman Reggie Moore and continued by Mayor Wade Harper. The high school is located at 4700 Lone Tree Way, Antioch. For more information call Diane Gibson-Gray at (925) 325-9897.