Winners of Dear Martin Contest Announced
Four high school winners have been named in the county’s Dr. Martin Luther King “Dear Martin” letter writing contest. This year’s theme was “In His and Their Own Words—Reflecting on Our Past While Forecasting the Future.” Students were asked to write a letter addressed to Dr. King, sharing their thoughts about today’s world, what’s different now from when Dr. King was alive, and what the student would like to see happen for humankind in the future.
Student letters were asked to address one of the following focus areas: protest, equal justice, the right to vote or the push for unity. The winners are:
- Protest: Isabella Goodman, freshman at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
- Equal Justice: Andrea Cain, sophomore at RICA
- Right to Vote: Jeremy Fredricks, junior at Winston Churchill High School
- Unity: Faarris Zuberi, junior at Winston Churchill
You can read their letters here.
All submissions that met the eligibility criteria will be included and provided to students in an upcoming collection of letters to Dr. King produced by Montgomery County Government.