Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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Powers, Detweiler and Williams Win MLK Essay Contest

02.01.2016

Three students won cash prizes in a recent essay contest honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Winners included: Ashley Powers, SWOSU, first place and $100, essay titled “A Dream of Dreams”; Hannah Detweiler, Weatherford High School, second place and $50, “Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest”; and Tosha Williams, SWOSU, third place and $25,  “The Insatiable Dream.”

The Collegiate Activities Board (CAB) sponsored the contest.

“It was a hard process choosing the winners” said coordinator Morgandy Benson.  “Everyone did a great job, and we were really proud to see how students in the Weatherford area appreciate Dr. King and his dream.”

Participating students were asked to write their essay to answer the given prompt: In what ways has Dr. King’s dream of a non-judgmental society been reached? Where do we need to improve on his dream of a better society and what have we fallen short on?