Opening Celebration Reception and Essay Scholarship Showcase

Thursday, January 16, 2020

4–5:30 p.m., 310A/B Student Center | Get directions.

The opening reception program will follow the Commemorative March from the MLK Garden to the Student Center. It will be hosted by Dr. Eric Reed, Director, TRIO Student Support Services (SSS).

EMU President James Smith will deliver opening remarks to kick off the 34th annual MLK celebration.

The Diversion Dance Troupe and the EMU Poetry Society will each perform a selection in remembrance of Dr. King's legacy. 

MLK Essay Scholarship Showcase

The MLK Student Essay Scholarship Showcase will feature essays written by EMU students. The essays will in some way exemplify, relate to, connect with, or inform our understanding of Dr. King's legacy; in particular, how individuals and groups interpret Dr. King's mission to improve the world through equality, peace and justice. The essay must highlight how they have personally demonstrated this year's theme: Rise Up Against Injustice. Refreshments will be served.

The essays created by our EMU students will be judged and three students will be selected to each receive a $500 scholarship in recognition of their work.

The three winners of the 2020 Student Essay Scholarship are:

  • Chocolate Brooks
  • Katrina Seals
  • Quentin Washington

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