2017 Essay and Poster Contest winners

Congratulations to the winners of the student poster/essay contest!

OKC MLK Essay and Poster Contest Winners Announced

The 2017 Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay and Poster Contest culminated with the Awards Presentation and Reception on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Evangelistic Baptist Church of Christ, located on 3129 N. Martin L. King Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  This year’s theme was “Time for A Change Is Now.”

Members of the Oklahoma City Martin Luther King Jr., Coalition contacted elementary, middle and high schools in various school districts as well as community and religious organizations to invite youth to participate by submitting either a poster or an essay.  We appreciate all the contributions and participation and are proud to announce the following contest winners:


Honorable Mention Posters Winners:

Ms. Bre’onna Davis – Ms. Augustine’s Kindergarten Class MLK Elementary

Mr. Ronnie Traylor – Ms. Augustine’s Kindergarten Class, MLK Elementary


Elementary School Poster Winners

1st Place – Aysal Emery, Martin Luther King Elementary School

2nd Place – DeShauna Daniels, Martin Luther King Elementary School


Middle School Poster Winners

1st Place –  Shamar Bert, Pleasant Hill Elementary School

2nd Place Middle School Poster—Kimaya Abraham, 5th Grade Pleasant Hill


High School Poster Winner

1st Place – Lily Ann Estell, Midwest City High School



Elementary/Middle School

1st Place – Shamar Bert, Pleasant Hill Elementary School

2nd Place – Dallas Abram, Pleasant Hill Elementary School


Middle School Essay Winners

1st Place – DeJa Montgomery, Monroney Middle School

2nd Place – Rylan Ashley, Carl Albert Middle School

The OKC MLK Coalition congratulates all the participants. You are each making a change.

Each student was presented with a financial reward for their winning entry.   This is an annual event and the OKC MLK Coalition looks forward to following these young people as they effect change in our communities and everyone connected to them.  This event and other sponsored by the OKC MLK Coalition attempts to spotlight the positive achievements and accomplishments of the youth of our community while honoring Dr. King’s legacy.

See below for pictures from the OKC MLK Coalition Facebook page.

Thanks to the leadership of the OKC MLK Coalition, committee chairpersons and the Pastor and members of Evangelistic Baptist Church of Christ for hosting the award ceremony.