Morton Middle secures top honors with MLK Day essays
Students from Morton Middle School swept the 2020 Unity Breakfast essay contest, whose theme was “Unity: Strengthened through Diversity.” Eighth-grader Fatimah Alomar, who received a $500 prize for first place, was invited to read her entry aloud during the Jan. 20 MLK Day event at the Lexington convention center’s Bluegrass Ballroom. Seventh-grader Helena Pearce was runner-up ($300 award), and seventh-grader Eli Rogers placed third ($100).
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.