Essay Contest Celebrates King's Life and Legacy

January 06, 2020

In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve."  To celebrate Dr. King's birthday, SGS is holding its annual ML King Jr. Essay Contest.  The topic is, "How does service honor the legacy of Dr. King, empower individuals, and impact communities?"

This contest is open to all members of the Saint George's community -- students, faculty, parents, and alumnae.  All essays will be judged together.  Two essays will win a $50 prize and will be published for the community.  Essays must be typed and submitted to Joelle Neiwert via email ( or in her Upper School box by Monday, January 13 and should be no more than 800 words.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 15 and will get to read their essays at the MLK assembly during the morning break time (9:45-10am) in Founders Theater on Friday, January 17.