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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest at Love and Grace Community Church

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Dallas South News Wire

Deadline: January 11, 2012

Love and Grace Community Church is pleased to announce an essay contest for the City of Balch Springs MLK Celebration. A first and second place will be selected, awarded $100 cash prize and $25 cash prize respectively. Winners will also have their essays uploaded to the Balch Springs MLK website.

Youth from ages 10-18 who are inspired by Dr. King’s values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service are encouraged to submit a reflective essay in honor of Dr. King’s official holiday celebrated on January 16, 2012.

As a way to encourage participation on this holiday as a “Day on, not a Day off”, the LGCC invites you to reflect on this following quote from Dr. King:

“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for human rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.”

As you embark on your life journey we encourage you to reflect on what Dr. King’s words mean in your life.

The deadline to enter the contest is 12:00pm, Wednesday, January 11, 2012.
·         Essays must directly relate to the above quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
·         Essays must be typed and submitted as a word document to
·         Essays must be between 1-2 pages
·         Essays must be double spaced, Times 12 font, margins at 1″
·         A sheet separate from the essay should contain your name, address, telephone number, and grade level

·         Essays will be judged by Balch Springs MLK Celebration Committee.

Contact Derek Lewis, Pastor of Love and Grace Community Church at (214) 382-2657 or with questions.

Winners will be announced at the City of Balch Springs MLK Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm. We strongly encourage winners to attend the City of Balch Springs MLK Celebration .

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