PUSD celebrates legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Art and essay contest winners announced

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) students participated in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Jackie Robinson Park and honored the civil rights leader’s legacy with service activities and essay and art contests.
On Saturday, January 19, John Muir High School hosted students, staff and community members to commemorate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with “A Day On, Not Off,” a day of campus beautification, landscaping and planting. The event, sponsored by the Pasadena Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Coalition, was designed to encourage individuals to improve their community as part of celebrating the legacy of Dr. King.
Students from PUSD schools performed at the MLK Celebration at the Jackie Robinson Center on Monday, January 21. PUSD students, winners of the top three places in all categories in Pasadena’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Essay Contest, read their essays and displayed their art at the event. The winners are listed below:
Essay Contest Winners
Elementary School
1st Place: Kacie Ossmen, Sierra Madre Elementary, 2nd Place: Janelle Johnson, McKinley School, 3rd Place: Victor Huffman, McKinley School
Middle School
1st Place: Johanna Dickie, Blair Middle School, 2nd Place: Axel Tanner, Sierra Madre Middle School, 3rd Place: Jordan Bray, Marshall Fundamental Secondary School
High School
1st Place: Madeleine Cameron, Peace and Justice Academy at Pasadena High School, 2nd Place: Hyun Soo Kim, Center for Independent Studies, 3rd Place: Patsy Estrada, Blair High School
Art Contest Winners
Elementary School
1st Place: Peter Devletyan, McKinley School 2nd Place: Jane Kim, McKinley School, 3rd Place: Kate Hanloser, McKinley School
Middle School
1st Place: Bethany Chun, Eliot Middle School, 2nd Place: Nadine Satamian, Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, 3rd Place: Maria Muñoz, Eliot Middle School
High School:
1st Place: Miguel Garcia, Blair High School, 2nd Place: Cristian Fabian, Blair High School, 3rd Place: Fernando Vasquez, Blair High School

January 24, 2013

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