Updated: Tuesday, 19 Jan 2010, 8:29 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 13 Jan 2010, 2:04 PM EST
In recognition and honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., WAVY TV and KIDTALK sponsored the KIDTALK 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. Nearly 400 entries were received from public and private schools from Onley, Virginia to York County.
The theme for this year's contest was: Dr. King’s Dream and My Dreams. We asked students to address How the dream that Dr. King spoke of in his day relates to their dreams of today and tomorrow.
Here are the winners of the KidTalk 2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest.
First Place: Kaila Lemons, Fifth Grade, Kiln Creek Elementary, Newport News
Second Place: Destini Canion, Fifth Grade, Bethel Manor Elementary, Newport News
Third Place: Tyana Scot, Fifth Grade, R.O. Nelson Elementary, Newport News
First Place: Amy Morris, Sixth Grade, Landstown Middle, Virginia Beach
Second Place: Charlotte Olmsted, Eighth Grade, Nandua Middle, Onley
Third Place: Ky Sheperd, Eighth Grade: Faith Academy School of Excellence, Norfolk
First Place: Gazell Dizon, 12th grader, Lake Taylor High School, Norfolk
Second Place: Wayne Heath, 12th grader, Nandua High School, Onley
Third Place: Lindsey Guinn, 12th grader, Lake Taylor High School, Norfolk
All nine recipients are featured on the January 16th episode of KidTalk honoring Dr. King.