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Citizens Bank 12th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Expressions of Freedom Writing Contest Winners

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and to celebrate Black History Month in February 2013, Citizens Bank has partnered with the New Pittsburgh Courier, KISS-FM, WPXI-TV and the Pittsburgh Public Schools to sponsor the Twelfth Annual Expressions of Freedom writing contest for all students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools.  This year students were asked to describe one of Dr. King’s character traits that inspires them and explain how they can apply that trait to their daily life. 

A panel of local judges have selected 45 selections out approximately 1,000 entries.   A list of winning students can be found below.  Each winning student will receive:

  • A gift card from Citizens Bank
  • A chance to produce a portion of his/her essay and have it broadcast on KISS-FM or WPXI-TV
  • A certificate of achievement presented at an awards ceremony where winners will be recognized in front of their parents/guardians, teachers, and contest sponsors among others

Citizens Bank 12th Annual Martin Luther King Expressions of Freedom Writing Contest Winners

Grades K-5 Student Winners:

Pittsburgh Carmalt: Antonio Bennett, Isabella Mazza Fredley, Ryan Reiber, Aujhanay Spencer  

Pittsburgh Colfax: Sophia North

Pittsburgh Langley: Alex Evans

Pittsburgh Montessori: Kendall Clemons, Sophie Levitt

Pittsburgh Minadeo: Jacob Epstein, Elijah Yancy

Pittsburgh Morrow: Tilee Romir Miller, Jordan Parker

 Pittsburgh Phillips: Roan Hollander

Pittsburgh West Liberty: Kya Gage, Kyle Madison

Pittsburgh Westwood:  Lindsay Mathews, Valerie Snowberger

Pittsburgh Weil: Rayajua Walker

Grades 6 -8 Student Winners:

Pittsburgh Arsenal: Mikayla Gale, Malik Rogers

Pittsburgh Brookline: Rachek McGough, Hanna Nassif

Pittsburgh CAPA: Suhaul Gharaibeh, Arwen Kozak

Pittsburgh Carmalt: Da’Vion Dunbar, Cynfanee Scott, Nicholas Strickland

Pittsburgh Classical: Mikalana Hartz, Tyler Joyce

Pittsburgh Greenfield: Noor El-Dehaibi        

Pittsburgh Langley: Jasmine Washington

Pittsburgh Obama: Christian Carter, Ashleigh Fletcher

Pittsburgh Schiller: Alyza Morae Foster

Pittsburgh South Hills: Javon Collins

Pittsburgh Sterrett: Naomi Ilochi, Tatiana Klett

Grades 9-12 Student Winners:

Pittsburgh CAPA: Anna Nix, Diana Sims, William Marchl, Brenna Gallagher, Drew Praskovich, Laura Condon

Pittsburgh Milliones: Cashmier Strothers, David Wise
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