The Jaffrey Civic Center’s Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. is an annual event that brings people together to remember and find inspiration in the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the occasion of the national holiday. To deepen our youth’s thinking about Dr. King and the values he stood for, we also hold a contest in the fall leading up to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Recognizing that students have different strengths and interests, we vary the contest from year to year. All district high school students are eligible, including home-schoolers and students in private schools and out-of-district placements. In past years we have held an essay contest and an art contest.

This year the high school contest is original essay and the theme is “What is the Dream Today?”. For middle schoolers we offer a contest to create a poster that will be used for event publicity and our printed program. Elementary students also engage in creative activities around the life of Dr. King and the theme. Winners of the contests are honored at Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 15, 2018, and all student work is included in a special public exhibit at the Civic Center in January.

A reception following the event will provide an opportunity to view the exhibit.

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