January 27, 2023

GCS Students Win County Essay Contest

GCS Staff

Essay contest winners stand on stage with county representatives. Two girls and one boy are holding plaques.


Two Upper School students were honored at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration for their exemplary writing skills in this year’s student essay contest. For the student essay contest, students were asked to interpret Dr. King’s commitment to achieving world peace with the prompt: “Promoting Peace: Within Yourself, Your Community, and the World!” Victoria Richardson ’25 and Nicole Adesioye ’26 placed first and second, respectfully, in the high school division. Their 500- to 1,000-word essays strongly resonated with judges. “Every year, I look forward to the opportunity to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. This celebration is about acknowledging the students and community leaders serving, protecting, and advocating for all of us here in Howard County,” said Ball. The ceremony, sponsored by Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, the Office of Human Rights and Equity, and the Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, was held on Sunday, January 15, at the Horowitz Center at Howard Community College. 



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