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City of Irving Announces 2022 MLK Essay Contest Winners

2022 MLK Essay Winners: Ian Oommen, Iha Jadhav and Jobin Shibu

Every year, part of the City of Irving’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance event invites Irving students from grades 3-12 to enter an essay contest. This year, writers were challenged to submit an essay written with the theme, “Reaching the Mountain Top.”

One winner was chosen from each of the three categories; grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12.

The 2022 winners are:

A judging panel comprised of city employees read through dozens of extremely well-written and articulate essays. On behalf of the City of Irving’s Parks and Recreation Department and the City’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, thank you to every student who submitted an essay.

The MLK Essay Contest occurs annually. Parents and students are encouraged to enter the 2023 contest and can expect the submission period to begin mid to late December 2022.

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