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Students win Dr. King writing contest

Three Governors State University students holding their writing contest winner certificates with the University's President

Three Governors State University (GovState) students were recognized during the University's breakfast event, held in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday, for winning a writing competition that honored Dr. King and the contest theme of “Engaging, Encouraging, and Empowering all GovState Lives.”

Sponsored by President Cheryl Green (second from left), the contest accepted entries in the form of poems, letters, and essays. Each winner read their winning piece at the breakfast event and received a monetary prize ranging from $100 to $250.

Nadia Butler (second from right) took first place for her letter to Dr. King, “Dr. King's Dream vs. our American Reality." In second place was Jakiya Sutton (far right) with her poem, “Own Dream.” Rounding out the winners was Jah'miaa Brooks (far left) for her letter, ”One Step Closer Two Steps Back."

To hear the students read their winning pieces, click here to watch the MLK Breakfast Event on GovState's Youtube channel.

Congratulations to all!