Living the Dream Essay Contest Winners Announced

The 2014 Living the Dream Essay Competition announced its winners, and Topeka Public Schools was well represented. The competition was open to students from 1st through 12th grades and was inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and legacy. Students submitted essays for the contest, which is in its 13th year, and the top winners in each grade category were announced.

1st and 2nd Grade
                1st Place: Niomi Johnson…Meadows Elementary
                2nd Place: Imani Thompson…Meadows Elementary
3rd and 4th Grade
                1st Place: MacKenzie Doud…North Fairview Elementary
                2nd Place: Emma Terry… Williams Magnet School
                3rd Place: La’Ron Kinmon… Highland Park Central Elementary

5th and 6th Grade
                1st Place: Sydney Frederick… Topeka Collegiate
                2nd Place: Cooper Hochard… Topeka Collegiate
                3rd Place: Irene Caracioni… Topeka Collegiate

7th and 8th Grade
                1st Place: Drew Mahan… Topeka Collegiate
                2nd Place: Nell Brennan… Topeka Collegiate
                3rd Place: Kara McClendon…Jardine Rural Middle School

9th and 10th Grade
                1st Place: Srividya Desaraju…Washburn Rural High School
                2nd Place: Alix Fisk… Seaman High School
                3rd Place: Hailey Reed… Seaman High School

11th and 12th Grade
                1st Place: Jayce Yoder… Topeka High School
                2nd Place: Skyler Dykes… Topeka High School
                3rd Place: Khadijah Davis… Topeka West High School

Congratulations to all of these talented writers!

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