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For Immediate Release:
Nov. 20, 2013
For more information, contact the Dept. of School and Community Relations at 703-228-6004 www.apsva.us
  APS Accepting Entries for the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts Contest

Arlington Public Schools students are invited to take part in the annual "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Contest." The deadline for entries is Fri, Dec. 20. 

Students are invited to submit essays and poems or visual arts in any medium for the following topic. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed many powerful thoughts through his sermons and speeches. Our nation has been inspired and learned much from listening to and reading his stirring words and ideas.

Using the following quote from Dr. King, describe in writing or through visual art, how his words relate to their lives.

“I’ve decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” 

Resources for APS students are available online through ACORN (Arlington Curriculum Online Reference Network.

The contest is open to all APS students in grades K-12. Awards will be given in four grade levels: K-2; 3-5; 6-8; and 9-12.

Contest winners will be announced in January. Winners will be recognized at Arlington County’s Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event on Sun, Jan. 19 at Washington-Lee High School. Students will also be recognized at the School Board meeting on Thu, Jan. 23. Each first place entry along with a photograph of the winners will be published in the Sun-Gazette newspaper and on its website.

Contest rules and entry forms are available online and at all APS schools, Arlington County libraries and community centers. There is no fee to enter the contest. Written entries can be submitted by email to mlkentries@apsva.us or all entries can be dropped off at any APS school or Arlington community center.

Drop-off Locations
Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Fri. Dec. 20, at any of the following locations:

Arlington Education Center: 1426 N. Quincy St., Room 106, 703-228-2581

Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center: 4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr., 703-228-0701

Carver: 1415 S. Queen St., 703-228-5706
rew: 3500 S. 24th St., 703-228-5725

Fairlington: 3808 S. Stafford St., 703-228-6588

Gunston: 2700 S. Lang St., 703-228-6980

Jefferson: 3501 S. 2nd St., 703-228-5920

Langston-Brown: 2121 N. Culpeper St., 703-228-5210

Lee: 5722 Lee Highway, 703-228-0550

Lubber Run: 300 N. Park Dr., 703-228-4727

Walter Reed: 2909 S. 16th St., 703 228-0935

For additional information, contact Dawn Smith at 703-228-2581 or by email dawn.smith@apsva.us


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