The City of Bowie's Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Contest raises awareness about Dr. Kings’ accomplishments and shows the continued relevancy of his efforts today. The theme of this year's contest was “Speaking Out for Justice” and over 700 students submitted entries. Students in grades K - 2 had a coloring contest, students in grades 3 - 5 created posters demonstrating what the theme meant to them, and sixth through twelfth graders were asked to produce a short 60 - 90 second video bringing this year’s theme to life. Congratulations to the winners in each of the categories.
1st Place - Arna Gumgol - 2nd grade, Heather Hills Elementary
2nd Place - Joseph Harrison, IV - 2nd grade, St. Pius X Regional School
3rd Place - Jesus Peral Herrera - 2nd grade, Pointer Ridge Elementary School
Poster Contest Winners
1st Place - Gabrielle Patterson - 4th grade, Tulip Grove Elementary School
2nd Place (tie) - Jasmine Davids - 4th grade, Pointer Ridge Elementary School
2nd Place (tie) - Jocelyn Gross - 5th grade, Whitehall Elementary School
3rd Place - Ajaah Holmes - 3rd grade, Pointer Ridge Elementary School
Video Contest Winners
1st Place (tie) - Camden Baker - 7th grade, St Pius X Regional School
1st Place (tie) - Morgan Travers - 8th grade, Benjamin Tasker Middle School
On February 21st, the City Council will recognize the winners at the Council meeting, which begins at 8 p.m.