A school library filled with people who listened intently to the voices of youth delivering their dreams and talking about one late civil rights leader, whose own dream influenced their lives. Community leaders, educators, families and friends applauded the effort of the 19 children and teenagers who were vying for a chance to be one of six entrants to speak in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration to he held in January.
The final choices, however, were made by the Martin Luther King, Jr. selection committee, which stayed in the library of Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School deliberating until late evening on Monday.
“They were really outstanding and they stuck with our theme pretty much,” said Ruth Henderson, the president.
The theme of the contest was “Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy: How it influences my life.” ...