Western Montana students celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Students in kindergarten through grade 12 were invited to enter the annual Lynn Schwanke Youth Art & Essay Contest in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This contest is sponsored by EmpowerMT.

Participants were asked to respond to this quote attributed to King:

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”

The MLK planning committee named this contest after Lynn Schwanke, a longtime educator in Missoula, after she passed in 2020. In 2021 the contest was renamed to reflect her efforts of leading and supporting the contests as well as her dedication to young people. 

The winners of this contest will be recognized on Monday, Jan. 16 at the MLK Community Celebration. Awards will be presented, keynote speakers will present and a community social and dinner will follow. 

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Community celebration festivities will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish at 217 Tremont St., and will be streamed live on MCAT from 6-8 p.m. Community social and dinner will follow from 8-9:30 p.m. 

Kindergarten through second grade

Kindergarten through second-grade art, first place,

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