MLK oratorical contest results - Dayton students win savings bonds for ?One Vision?
Six Dayton Public Schools students lent fresh perspectives to the topics of racism, reconciliation and peace during the 20th annual Dayton Public Schools Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest.
First-place winner Khiry Patton received a $200 savings bond for his speech, which contained an impassioned rhyme touching on this year’s theme, “I Have a Dream: One World … One Vision.” He is a Kiser eighth-grader.
Shaina Moore earned the second-place trophy and a $150 savings bond. She is an eighth-grader at Roth Middle School. Wilbur Wright eighth-grader Lacherria Ford placed third, receiving a $100 savings bond.
Other eighth-grade student orators received $50 savings bonds: Brandy Davis, Fairview Middle School; Michael Howard, Stivers School for the Arts; and Calvin McGregor, Jefferson Montessori.
Central State University presented each contestant with a gift bag, with first- through third-place winners also receiving a trophy.
Judges of the competition included CSU faculty and staff, and representatives of the local media. Tierra Days, president of the Superintendent’s Student Senate, was mistress of ceremonies.