This year’s theme came from Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s famous speech entitled, “I Have a Dream,” where Dr King shared his dream of a world where all people lived in peace and harmony.Students nationwide were asked to write an essay about how peace and harmony could be achieved in The Bahamas.Parents should be held accountable for the actions of their children, and enforce discipline when there is a violation of moral and ethical rules in society.” Rhema Nottage, a 12th grade student at St Andrew’s School received an honourable mention.
In his “I Have a Dream” speech, he spoke of equality for all people.
If we look around us, shops, schools, and all public places welcome everyone, regardless of their skin color. But, would Martin Luther King junior be proud of the amount of hatred there still is this world- all based on tensions so pointless?
During the January Board of Education meeting four students from West Lake Jr. The King did indeed fight for racial justice, and quite frankly I would like to believe that he would be proud of what we did in these past 46 years.
Those words are an example that truly shows what Martin Luther King Jr. To this day, a lot of the human race tends to believe that what Martin Luther King stood for was just racial unification, but I would like to object to that.
This year’s winners illustrated love of country and a desire to see non-violent social change in their communities.
Here are the top three winners and excerpts from their essays: Jayda Ritchie, 10th grade student at Queen’s College - “Taking Back Our Bahama Land.” “It’s time for us all to stop talking and start doing.spoke at Marietta (Ohio) College on March 2, 1967, he ended with words from his classic "I Have a Dream" speech: "We will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope." An excerpt of this ideal is now carved into the memorial to him on the National Mall. This essay by cjksrq was the third-highest rated: Everyone is a prisoner of his or her own prejudices, which litter the road of progress in America with obstacles. Today, few "hew." Many prefer instead to stir the stew of partisanship and division for short-term gains. King would rekindle hope by helping America and its leaders define and proclaim a new unifying quest that transcends temporal tumult. He also knew he would leave a legacy of inspiration and promise for others to follow. It may be easy to recognize them, but it is hard to remove them. Now is the time for men and women to cast aside their prejudices. The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to explore the life of Dr King and his impact on the civil rights movement.The contest attracted participation from high school students throughout New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands.A lot forget to remember that behind all of the many things the king did with racial justice, all had another goal behind it- peace.Why is it that we all remember the actions and words of the King, but we don’t bother to carry them through our daily routines? The world is an imperfect place, and perfect is quite hard to reach, but why should that discourage us from creating a nurturing home? Day holiday, we wanted to share these terrific writing pieces about the iconic figure of the Civil Rights Movement and his legacy. He did not deserve to die, especially in such a violent manner. on Thursday, 4 April 1968, Martin Luther King was shot dead while standing on a balcony outside his second-ﬂoor room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. He was against racism and wanted to see the nation come together as one, “United Nation.” He exercised his right to assemble and held many peaceful protests against racism.Instead, we have to move purposefully, to fight prevailing injustice. It will hydrate our bodies for the marathon of social transformation we must run together.When we have forgotten how to march, we should let the youth reunite us and remind us of Aug. Never more than now has it been so pressing to pass on the glowing torch of activism.