MLK speech contest winners announced
Dayton Public Schools eighth-graders recently delivered speeches that were proud, profound and passionate during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest 2006.
Drawing on this year’s theme, “I Have a Dream: A Celebration of Hope,” students from district schools expounded on what the topic meant to them personally. All participating students received savings bonds, gift bags from Central State University, certificates, and a copy of Dayton’s African American Heritage by Margaret Peters.
The winners are:
1st place – Antonio Alstork (Eastmont, coach Lydia Sims) - $200 savings bond
2nd place – Julius Southers (Fairview, coach Flo Ann Tigner) - $175 savings bond
3rd place – Che-Ron Robinson (Jefferson/coach Joi Martin) - $150 savings bond
4th place – Alya Simmons (Miami Chapel/coach Toni Painter) - $125 savings bond
5th place – DeShay Hutchinson (Wilbur Wright/coach Amos Atwood) - $100 savings bond
Individual school winners also include: Asia Bolds (Cornell Heights/coach Michelle Payne-Jones); Iesha Renee Dennis (Belle Haven/coaches Sandra Hunter and Elois Henderson); Teerika Fields (Kiser/ coach Gladys Dorsey); and Trisha Hymer (Van Cleve/coach Pamela Dudley).
DPS-TV (cable channel 21) will re-air the speech contest on the following dates and times:
Jan. 18 – 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.
Jan. 19 - 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 10:30 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Jan. 20 – 8 a.m.