Congratulations to the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest Winners! 


Congratulations to our 34th Annual - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Contest Winners!
The 2016 writing contest is co-sponsored by MTEA and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. This year, over 3,400 students entered the contest under the theme, “We Shall Overcome.” Educators, students and families are invited to attend the free public Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration on Sun., Jan 15, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The writing contest winners will be honored at the celebration along with winners of the speech and art contests. Plan to join us!

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Writing Contest Finalists

Grades 2 – 3 Winning Essays

Grades 4 -5 Winning Essays

Grade 6 Winning Essays

Grades 7-8 Winning Essays

Grades 9-10 Winning Essays

Grades 11-12 Winning Essays

The winning contest entries will also be published in a special section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in January. All teachers and students who participated will receive buttons and certificates from the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association in January. Classroom projects can be picked up at the MTEA at 5130 W. Vliet St. during regular office hours. For questions, contact Melissa Zombor at or 414-256-6752.