The Snohomish County NAACP along with the city of Everett and the Everett School District recently announced the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prodigies for Peace Essay and Art Contest winners. There were over 450 essay and 100 art entries from seven different school districts.
Essay winners, first place: Chloe Phillips from Mill Creek Elementary School (third grade); Senaya Ovuru from Discovery (fourth grade); Varnika Seri from Cedar Wood (fifth grade); Lily Danielson from Evergreen Middle School (grades 6-8); and Rishita Bonepalli from Jackson High School (grades 9-12).
Essay winners, second place: Lulu Pray, Whittier (third grade); Jenna Gould, Seattle Hill (fourth grade); Iris Aeron from Penny Creek and Kalani Kelbert from Seattle Hill (tie, fifth grade); Malachi Buckles from North and Julian Ussery from Hazelwood (tie, grades 6-8).
Essay winners, third place: Tre Mata from Sunnyside and Deja Reed from Pioneer (tie, third grade); Conlan MacLeod from Madrona K-8 and Kaylie Rodriguez from Discovery (tie, fourth grade); Joylyn Phan, Cedar Wood (fifth grade); Israel Zarate, from Hazelwood, and Aailyah Chantharangsy, Emily Randall and Izabel Williams, all from College Place (tie, grades 6-8).
Art winners, first place: Corbyn Maxwell, from James Monroe (grades K-2); Mya Davis, Seattle Hill (grades 3-5); Rachel Sumual, Heatherwood (grades 6-8); Nicole Roy, Jackson (high school).
Art winners, second place: Darien Norman, Garfield (grades K-2); Enrica Tan, Cedar Wood, and Jadyn Trevino, Garfield (tie, grades 3-5); Giovanna Guevara, Heatherwood (grades 6-8).
Art winners, third place: Parker Adams, from James Monroe (grades K-2); Cienna Cannon, James Monroe (grades 3-5); Kaiu Taylor, Seattle Hill, and Joleena Lu, Heatherwood (tie, grades 6-8).
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