12 fifth-graders win savings bonds in King contest

January 01, 1993|By TaNoah V. Sterling | TaNoah V. Sterling,Staff Writer

Twelve fifth-graders from city schools will receive savings bonds and other gifts as winners of a poster and essay contest honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

More than 500 students are expected to attend the award ceremony which will be held Thursday at Harford Heights Elementary School. The contest was sponsored by the Prudential Health Care Plan.

Students used a part of the "I Have a Dream" speech to write essays and create posters about their personal vision of Dr. King's dream.

A team of 10 city schoolteachers and community leaders selected the essay and poster categories from the 200 entries received.

"Every student who comes away with a greater appreciation of Dr. King's dream is a winner. To see and hear how these children capture the meaning of his speech, keeps the dream alive for all of us," said Barbara B. Hill, president of Prudential Health Care Plan of the Mid-Atlantic.

"It's a really special moment for the kids and their parents who have every right to be proud. It's a win for everybody."

First-place winners will receive $100 savings bonds, second-place winners receive $75 savings bonds and third-place winners receive $50 savings bonds.

Honorable mention winners will receive $20 gift certificates from Security Mall, and each of the 12 youngsters will receive an engraved leather key chain from Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke's office and a certificate from the Prudential Health Care Plan.

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