MLK Day Essay Competition Extended to Jan. 19

January 15, 2021

Saint George's School will again host an essay contest celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy.  The essay prompt is:
Keeping in mind MLK’s statement that “a riot is the language of the unheard,” consider the following:  How did the events surrounding this past year’s George Floyd protests affect your own understanding of Dr. King’s purpose and vision?
This contest is open to all members of the Saint George's community - students, faculty, parents, and alumnae.  All essays will be judged together.  Two essays will win a $50 prize and will be published for the community.  Essays must be typed and submitted to Joelle Neiwert via email ( by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, and should be no more than 800 words.  Winners will be announced at the next Morning Meeting and will be published in the next issue of the Round Table, the school newspaper, as well as on the school website.  

The MLK Day Essay Competition is sponsored by the SGS Writing Center, where student readers can work with Middle and Upper School students to improve some aspect of that student's writing.  See the "Writing Center" course on PowerSchool Learning for more information and a link to schedule an appointment with a reader on MS Teams.