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New MLK Event to Honor High School Students

The City of Omaha is launching a new Martin Luther King Jr. event this year aimed at fostering
the development of the city’s youth.
Community members are invited to attend the free “Living the Dream” High School Competition on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Doors open at 5 p.m.
“It will be a prestigious event,” said Franklin Thompson, director of the Omaha Human Rights and Relations Department. “We’re doing it up big.”
Students from Omaha, Westside, Millard and Ralston public schools, plus Cornerstone Christian School, will compete in poetry, vocal music, instrumental music and interpretive dance contests. Entries are original pieces created by the students on subjects connected to civil rights and social justice issues as well as promoting positive peer culture along the lines of the metro-area’s #BeKind theme for schools.
The event will conclude with winners being announced and the naming of a $1,000 grand prize winner and a Social Justice High School of the Year Trophy Cup, which goes to the high school that submits the most inspirational
material on a collective basis.                 – By Scott Stewart
 
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