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Morton sixth-grader wins 2019 MLK Unity essay contest

Sam Couch A sixth-grader from Morton Middle School, Sam Couch, took first place in the 2019 Unity Breakfast essay contest, whose theme was “Unity: The Promise of Hope.” Sam, who received a $500 prize, was invited to read his entry aloud during the Jan. 21 MLK Day event at the Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom. Beaumont eighth-grader Eli Jenkins was runner-up ($300 award), and Morton eighth-grader Alisha Lewis placed third ($100) in the contest. 

Read their essays: Sam | Eli | Alisha 

The competition, which is open to all Fayette County middle schoolers, is sponsored by the Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Education Foundation. For questions, please email Kenneth Jones, director of educational activities.

Unity Breakfast poster


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