The State Office of Education has named winners of the 30th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay and Video contest.
Students were asked what this Martin Luther King Jr. quote meant to them: "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends." And they were asked how they could use the quote to honor King and his legacy. The contest was open to 7th- through 12th-graders.
A panel of judges at the state office chose the winners from among 38 video and 714 essay entries. Grand prize winners received $150, and grade-level essay winners and a runner up among video entrants won $75. The winners also attended a luncheon Wednesday.