Houston Chronicle Covers Gardere's Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Competition

15 January 2016 News

The Houston Chronicle featured Gardere’s 20th Annual MLK Jr. Oratory Final Competition held at the historic Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Houston. Richard Espinosa-Garza, a fifth-grade student from Cornelius Elementary, took first place in the Houston Competition.

Twelve fourth- and fifth-grade students competed at the Houston 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?”

“Listen, 50 years ago I picked up my drum-major baton and successfully led a band of multicultural brothers and sisters down the field of social and economic inequality to the clear plains of brotherhood,” said Mr. Espinosa-Garza speaking from Dr. King’s point of view. “I want to do that again as your president.”

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