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Warner Norcross Announces Winners of MLK Essay Contest
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has announced the results of its 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest.
By: Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
The winners were:
· Twanyea Smith, Riverside Middle School, grand prize
· Dayshawn Fields, Riverside Middle School, first runner-up
· Niko Hinzmann, Center for Economicology, second runner-up
· Kanyia Brown, Riverside Middle School, second runner-up
Each winning student will receive a certificate of deposit and a gift card to Schuler Books and Music. Additionally, 20 students from five schools received honorable mention recognition. They each will receive a gift card to Schuler Books and Music.
Smith has been invited to read the top-winning essay at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Peace Program on Monday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Grand Rapids Community College Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse. All winners and honorable mention recipients are invited to attend and will be recognized as a group.
The four winners will be given an opportunity to read their essays at the GRPS Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, if time permits. Warner Norcross Diversity Partner Rodney Martin will be in attendance to introduce the winners.
The winning essays will be published on the Warner Norcross diversity website, http://diversity.wnj.com.
Essays were judged by more than 50 Warner Norcross attorneys and staff according to Michigan Education Assessment Program guidelines for narrative writing. The essays were evaluated for ideas, organization, style and conventions.
About Warner Norcross
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is a corporate law firm with 230 attorneys practicing in eight offices throughout Michigan: Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Macomb County, Midland, Muskegon and Southfield. By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross forges a better partnership with its clients. To learn more, visit www.wnj.com or follow us on Twitter @WNJLLP.