24th Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition Highlighted on CW33

18 January 2016 News

KDAF CW33 featured Gardere’s 24th Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Final Competition held at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas. Lyriq Turner, a fifth-grade student from Charles Rice Learning Center, took first place in the competition.

Eight fourth- and fifth-grade students competed at the Dallas finals event and presented original speeches answering the question: "What would Dr. King say in his campaign speech if he were running for president this year?”

“My fellow Americans, we have come a mighty, mighty long way. Yet, we still have some hills to climb and some mountains to cross,” said Za’Kiah Bell, a fifth-grade student from J.P. Starks Math, Science and Tech Vanguard, speaking from Dr. King’s point of view. “Together, I think the journey is possible and within our reach.”

The full article and news clip can be accessed here. For more information about the Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory competition, including videos of the winning speeches, click here.