Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Jan 25 2005

Concord University Martin Luther King Scholarship Writing Contest Results Announced

Athens, W.Va. - On December 9, 2004, nineteen Concord University students participated in the third annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Writing Competition.

The top-ranked essayists represented various localities within West Virginia and Virginia, as well as Bulgaria and India:

WEST VIRGINIA

Athens: Brandon Godby (Honorable Mention), Phillip Quick (3rd Runner-Up [tied])

Beaver: Rachelle Kearns (1st Runner-Up)

Hurricane: John McBrayer (3rd Runner-Up [tied])

Marlinton: Kama Weatherholt (1st Prize: $1,000 Scholarship)

Princeton: Choskie Harmon (2nd Prize: $500 Scholarship)

Ripley: Monty Skeen, Jr. (Honorable Mention)

Tornado: Megan Hash (2nd Runner-Up)

VIRGINIA

Pocahontas: Jesse M. Call (Honorable Mention)

BULGARIA

Varna: Mihail Dzhenkov (Honorable Mention)

Plovdiv: Krasimira Shapkarova (Honorable Mention)

INDIA

Maharashtra: Maitreyi Doshi (Honorable Mention)

Excerpts from the twelve top-ranked essays were presented at the Concord University Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on January 17.

Sponsored by a grant from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Writing Competition honors the legacy of Dr. King by encouraging reflection on how to follow his example of moral courage today.

For more information, contact Director of Multicultural Affairs, Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or nellison@concord.edu.

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