Local students awarded scholarships at 2021 annual Kingfest event

February 11, 2021

On Monday, January 18, 2021, The “20th Annual Kingfest” celebration honored the 92nd Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As part of the Kingfest celebration a writing contest was held.

The contest was open to African American young men and women who are currently in the 12th grade (public or private school) and reside in the city of Milwaukee. The question for this year’s essay contest was, “What three main problems in our society do you think Dr. King would be trying to solve if he were alive today?”

This year there were four outstanding essays, the authors of which were awarded a scholarship. Winners included Tevin Humphrey, Arianna Smith, Kavina Spinks, and Sophia Brooks. Due to the pandemic this year’s event was held virtually online and was hosted by event founder Sister Janette Herrera (inset).