MLK Jr. essay contest deadline nears


The 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest entry deadline is approaching.

Students in grades 6 to 12 are invited to participate.

They are being asked to write their essays based on the following quote from King: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiples hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.”

Contest information can be found online at The online submission deadline is Feb. 28.

This program is free for Department of Student Programs member schools. Nonmember schools will be charged $10 per essay.

Department membership is independent of individual administrator membership through the Indiana Association of School Principals. If you are unsure if your school is a member or if you have other questions, email Chris Hammer at [email protected].

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