High School Students Take the Lead in Literary Competition

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Students Janai Clark and Arianna Pantin won the 2010 Honoring Our Future Leaders Competition, which was sponsored by Congressman Steve Israel. The students wrote essays inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, giving their personal interpretations of the speech and describing personal obstacles that they have overcome throughout their lives.

Janai and Arianna also had the prestigious honor of having their names read into the Congressional Record and were presented with an official proclamation from Congressman Israel. Pictured here, Advisor of the African American club Monet Cooper and High School Principal James Cummings congratulate Arianna and Janai on their accomplishments and recognition.