Introducing... the 2014 MLK Poetry Contest Winners!
This year's contest was the toughest ever for the judges! We had over 200 entries, with many talented students in the running for the prizes. In addition to the three winners in each age group, we also chose to recognize a total of six additional entries for honorable mention. Winners were invited to read their poems at an event at Rochester Civic Theatre.
First Place: Christian Bormann, Gibbs Elementary
Second Place: Elizabeth Folpe, Bamber Valley Elementary
Third Place: Liliana Brown, Harriet Bishop Elementary
Honorable Mention: Jenny Oettinger, Washington Choice School
Honorable Mention: Maddie Klotzbach, Lincoln K-8 Choice School
First Place: Harmanpreet Kaur, Friedell Middle School
Second Place: Layan Yahya Alqahtani, John Adams Middle School
Third Place: Cora Casper, St. Francis of Assisi School
Honorable Mention: Evelyna Arnold, Lincoln K-8 Choice School
Honorable Mention: Carolyn Leibovich, St. Francis of Assisi School
First Place: Gabrielle Steinhoff, Stewartville High School
Second Place: Jasmine Countney, John Marshall High School
Third Place: Shea Puent, John Marshall High School
Honorable Mention: Briana Hennessy, Lourdes High School
Honorable Mention: Andrew Tricarico, Lourdes High School
Celebration of Diversity & Inclusivity
The Diversity Council and Rochester Civic Theatre's celebration of diversity through the arts concludes in March with one final event.
Etta... Tell Mama! Twin Cities jazz vocalist Thomasina Petrus brings her superb dramatic and musical talent to the stage in a tribute to musical icon Etta James. Tickets $20. Sunday, March 23, 7:30pm, Rochester Civic Theatre.
Women on Wednesdays to continue: This three-part dinner and discussion series addressing women's issues was so popular that we've decided to bring it back! More details to follow...
The Celebration of Diversity and Inclusivity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Our annual report is here
Our 2013 annual report has been posted! Check out our accomplishments and goals, scrutinize our finances, or read about how the Diversity Council's work is contributing toward closing the achievement gap.