The craving in student participation for this annual, historical, community event gets larger and larger!
SOUTH BAY — Student participation for this annual, historical, community event keeps grpwing. On Jan. 11, 2023, approximately 42 participants competed in the 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest on the campus of Rosenwald Elementary School. The event was also virtual. The City of South Bay, Dr. Esther Berry and Rosenwald Elementary School are sponsors who continue to honor Dr. King and his legacy.
The topic for kindergarten through second grade was: “Let there be peace: Please describe a community of peace, friendship and love”.
First Place: Kimora Shakur, first grade, Rosenwald Elementary;
Second Place: Layla Rodriguez, second grade, Pioneer Park Elementary;
Third Place: Emmanuel Paul, second grade, Pioneer Park Elementary.
First Place: Ryan Mann, fourth grade, Glade View Elementary;
Second Place: Benjamin Edouard, fifth grade, Pioneer Park Elementary;
Third Place: King Green, Third grade, Rosenwald Elementary.
First Place: Persia Green, eighth grade, Glades Academy;
First Place: Jada Lovely, 11th grade, Glades Central Community High;
Second Place: E’Rinze Murphy, 12th grade, Glades Central Community High;
Third Place: Felecise Thomas, 12th grade, Glades Central Community High.
A special thanks to the judges: Dr. Esther Berry, Vernell Bolden, Benita Hamilton, Antonita Ifill, Jackie Radcliff, Sharon Singleton; participants, parents, Rosenwald Elementary School and City of South Bay faculty/staff, and to everyone who made this event possible.