MLK Essay and Art Contest Winners

MLK Contest Winners
MLK Contest Winners

RUSD is excited to announce the winners of its inaugural MLK Essay & Art Contest!

This contest was held to honor and celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by showcasing the amazing art and writing skills of RUSD students. And what amazing skills they are! 

Winners were selected at elementary, middle and high school levels. 


Art contest winners are: 

Kindergarten-1st Grade:


2nd-3rd Grade: 


4th-5th Grade: 


6th-8th Grade:


9th-12th Grade: 

  • Dr. King’s Last Speech” by David Rivera-Gonzalez, Giavaughni Robbins, Jaden Ludwigson, Jacob Clemons and Nick Donaldson (Case High School and Walden III)


Essay contest winners are: 

Kindergarten - 1st Grade: 


6th-8th Grade: 


9-12th Grade:


Congratulations to all the winners! Their submissions will be recognized at the Mahogany Art Gallery this Saturday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m.

Thank you to all the students who entered this contest and the parents, teachers and guardians who supported them. We hope to see all of your names on submissions next year!

*The following Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary 5th graders worked on “The Peace Podium:”


Adelle Alexander

Alessandra Artega

Abby Babington

Dani Billips

Skylynn Dyess

Victoria Edwards

Lydia Gardner

AJ Goss

Londyn Hall

Dashariyana Harris

Ava Kerbawy

Fiona Marini

Ariela Martin

Aydrien Morgan

Evey Pachniak

Nicholas Payne

Alexis Perez

Bianca Rojas

Kaylan Sims

Ava Spackman

Nyiana Towner

Kendall Truss

Aubree VanDyke

Jalissa Villarreal

Anari Young