Ecumenical Council in Saranac Lake Announces King Scholarship Contest

The Saranac Lake Ecumenical Council announces scholarships for Saranac Lake High School and Middle School students to honor and raise awareness about the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Group’s organizers a looking to highlight King’s contributions to peace, justice, and human rights which they say continue to speak to our world.  His life and teachings centered on the achievement of racial equality, social, political and economic justice, and non-violent social change.

The Council will award a scholarship of at least $500 to the college bound senior whose essay about Dr. King’s work and legacy is judged to be best of all applicants.  In addition to the essay, the student is expected to evidence core life values of Dr. King, including principled behavior, academic achievement, and service to the community.  Last year’s prize of $1,100 was among the largest scholarships awarded at graduation.

The Council will award a prize of $200 to the Middle School student whose poster best celebrates some of the core values that Dr. King embraced.  This year’s poster themes are: service, equality, non-violence, and dreams.  The poster competition will be held during the month of January. The School’s Guidance office has details and applications for those interested in participating and the winners will be announced at the community Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, currently scheduled for January 27, 2013 at 3:00PM.

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