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The Winners of the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award Essay Contest

Congratulations to Carisa Kramer, Sheyanne Omron, Ashley Potosky, Krystina Stepien, Amanda Utley and Kayla Viaene on being the winners of the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Social Justice Award Essay Contest! The purpose of this contest was to illuminate Dr. King’s life and commitment to humanity in terms that have meaning and influence for us today. Contestants were required to submit a 500-750 word essay addressing the question, “What can we do to guarantee the civil rights of all Americans?”

Carisa Kramer, a senior attending the Owosso campus, is majoring in Elementary Teacher Preparation – Language Arts. Sheyanne Omron is majoring in Surgical Technology and is completing her freshman year at the Flint campus. Freshman and Information Technology and Security major, Ashley Potosky, attends the Jackson campus. Allen Park student, Krystina Stepien, is a sophomore majoring in Occupational Therapy Assistant. Amanda Utley is pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology and is a freshman at the Cadillac Campus. Kayla Viaene, a senior majoring in Human Resource Management, attends the Clinton Township campus.

All essay contest winners received a $1,170 Baker College scholarship, which is equivalent to the cost of a three credit, on-ground semester class. The contest, sponsored by Baker College’s Diversity and Inclusion Council, was open to all current Baker College students. Essay submissions were accepted from January 1 -31, 2018

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