Friday, January 18, 2013

TPS Participates in MLK Remembrance Activities

TPS staff and students commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in remembrance activities during the past week. Living the Dream, Inc. of Topeka organized numerous activities for the community and for schools.

Representatives of the Topeka Fire Department, Topeka Police Department and the Shawnee County Sheriff's Office visited schools to make presentations on non-violence, bullying and other issues.

Several TPS students were winners in the Living the Dream scholarship, art, essay and poetry contests (full list to be printed at a later time).TPS winners announced so far include:

Essay Contest
Second place (11th and 12th grade) LaTisha Thomas, Highland Park High School,

Poetry Contest 
First place (11th and 12th grade) Byron Lewis, IV, Topeka High School
Second place (9th and 10th grade) Nicholas Slater-Allen, Capital City High School.

Art Contest
First place (1st and 2nd grade) Mechal Woodard, Quincy Elementary
Second place (1st and 2nd grade) Daniella King, Lowman Hill Elementary
First place (3rd and 4th grade) Darin Rogers, Quincy Elementary
First place (5th and 6th grade) Zack Brown, Ross Elementary
Third place (5th and 6th grade) Patrick Bronaugh, Whitson Elementary
First place (9th and 10th grade) Jonnette Oakes, Topeka West High School
Second place (9th and 10th grade) Lena Thereza Martinez, Topeka High School
First place (11th and 12th grade) Alexis Banks, Topeka West High School
Second place (11th and 12th grade) Shelby Kerr, Topeka High School
Third place (11th and 12th grade) Jordan Vigola, Topeka High School

On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Highland Park High School AFJROTC lead the ceremonial march to the Capitol building as part of the Governor's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration. Ross Elementary and Eisenhower Middle School students sang in the rotunda after the march.

Eisenhower students sing in the rotunda of the Kansas State Capitol building.
Information about additional activities planned for this weekend and for Monday can be found here http://www.ltdtopeka.com.