Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winners of MLK essay, poetry and art contests announced

During the Martin Luther King Jr Day events in Chelsea yesterday, the winners of the 2009 youth essay, poetry and art contests were awarded. In their submitted work, the participants were asked to address the theme: "Why do we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.?" The contests were organized by One World One Family, the Chelsea Center for the Arts, and many community volunteers.

1st Place
Karana Wickens (9-11 age group / essay)
Bonnie Bairley (12-14 age group / essay)
Lindsey Smith (poetry)

Runners up:
Ellie Doman (9-11 age group)
Erinjen Lin (9-11 age group)
William Wickens (12-14 age group)

First place award winners, listed alphabetically.

Kelly Bertoni (age 10 - pencil)

Kali Hill (age 11 - mixed media)

Josie Surel (age 8 - mixed media)

Mitchell Taylor (age 10 - pencil)

Winners received prizes from the event sponsors, including Cranesbill Books, the Chelsea TreeHouse, River Gallery and Chelsea Gallery.

We sure have some talented young people in our midst. Keep up the great work! Congratulations!

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