Fall River Students Can Win Amazon Gift Cards in MLK Jr. “Words with Martin” Essay & Art Contest – Fall River Reporter


(FALL RIVER, MA – December 27, 2021) – Mayor Paul Coogan, in partnership with the Fall River Diversity Committee, announced the MLK Jr. “Words with Martin” Essay and Art Competition.

The competition is organized in partnership with Bristol Community College, which will highlight the work of the students during their annual MLK week. All Kindergarten to Grade 12 students who live or attend school in Fall River are eligible to apply.

Students should enter a drawing or essay, depending on their age, that answers the following question: “If you were lucky enough to meet Martin Luther King Jr, what would you talk about?” The categories are:

ï‚· Primary school (grades K-5): Drawing or poster
ï‚· College (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12): essay, poem, or audio (such as a podcast, spoken word, or song)

Registrations are due before January 12th. Assignments can be submitted through the student’s school or by using the drop box at Town Hall. Submissions should include the student’s name, grade, and school, as well as the name and phone number of a parent / guardian.

Amazon gift cards will be awarded as prizes for the 1st ($ 100), 2nd ($ 75) and 3rd ($ 50) winners in each age category.

For more details, visit the Facebook page at https://fb.me/e/10b5TP9oT or contact Mayor Coogan’s office at 508-324-2600.


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