MLK essay contest winners named

The IVCC Diversity team announced the winners of this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. writing contest, where students were asked to submit an entry about any aspect of civil rights or the civil rights movement, historical or current, in any format.
Entries were judged by members of the Diversity Team.
First place winner Sophia de Jesus-Sullivan of Utica who wrote “What Influences Me.” Second place winner Perpetua Kah of Peru wrote “Speech With Action.” Tieing for third place were Fielding Lockas of Ottawa, who wrote “Scapegoating,” and Ginny McConnaughhay of Ottawa, who wrote “James Baldwin.
Winners received a cash prize and a certificate and Sullivan, as first place winner, will have a book on the civil rights movement inscribed with her name donated to Jacobs Library.
The winners read their entries at a reception, hosted by POWER, where pizza and soda were served.