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Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission seeks nominations, submissions for 2020 MLK Awards

The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission is seeking nominations for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards. Nominations are sought for the 2020 Leadership Award as well as submissions from students displaying artistic expression in essays, visual artwork and poems. The Leadership Award recognizes community leaders whose actions demonstrate distinguished service in promoting Dr. King’s ideals...

Poetry Unites Kentucky contest deadline extended to Oct. 1; contest on favorite poem open to Kentuckians

Responding to several requests from the prospect contest’s participants, the Poetry Unites Kentucky contest’s deadline has been extended to Oct. 1. The Poetry Unites Kentucky contest for the best essay on a favorite poem is open to all Kentuckians and is inviting them to write about their favorite poem. Eight finalists will be chosen from submitted essays and from those four will be selected to...

Alison Lundergan Grimes recognizes annual essay contest winners during ceremony at Sweet 16

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes recognized four Kentucky high school students for winning her office’s 30th annual essay contest in a ceremony Thursday at Rupp Arena during the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes honors the winners of her office’s 30th annual essay contest at the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16...

Thoroughbred Charities of America announces winner of its Sixth Annual TCA Youth Essay Contest

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced Kaelyn Penick, 18, of Appomattox, Va. as the winner of the Sixth Annual TCA Youth Essay Contest. The contest was open to recipients of services, volunteers, supporters or anyone, 18 years of age or younger, that has been impacted by an organization that received a grant from TCA in 2018. To participate, contestants submitted an essay containing a minimum...

League of Women Voters of Lexington seeks high school students for annual essay contest

The League of Women Voters of Lexington is sponsoring an essay contest for Fayette County high school students asking them to write an op-ed related to the following: Explain a current public policy issue of local, regional or national interest that deeply concerns you, what position you take on it and how you came to that position. Your job is to present facts and data to support your position in...

Kentucky junior may win scholarship, photo shoot through KHEAA high school contest

A rising junior at one of Kentucky’s public or private high schools will win a $500 scholarship and a photo shoot at his or her school through the “Promote Your School” scholarship contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority.   To enter, the student must submit an essay about one of these subjects:   · What my aspiration for my generation is; ·...