Presidential Spotlight - MLK Jr. Essay Contest Winners

Three high school Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Writing Contest winners award winners stand between MSU VIPs, holding plaques.

MLK Jr. Essay Contest Winners

MSU President Mark E. Keenum, far right, congratulates and presents awards to three Starkville High School students for outstanding entries in Mississippi State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Writing Contest. Pictured with Keenum at a recent ceremony are (left to right) Don Shaffer, associate professor of English, African American Studies program interim director and Presidential Endowed Scholarship program mentor; Ra’Sheda Forbes, assistant vice president for multicultural affairs and director of the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center; Kinsey Profice, SHS senior, third place; Abigayle Green, SHS junior, second place; and Muneebah Umar, SHS sophomore, first place.

Photo by Megan Bean

April 9, 2019