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MLK art contest winner
Posted in on January 22, 2024

One of the ways the Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee celebrated 35 years of continuing Dr. King’s dream this month was to award scholarships to six students for their future college education. And five of the winners were from the Arlington ISD!  

The scholarship recipients were the winners of the MLK Celebration Committee’s annual art and essay contests that pay tribute to Dr. King’s legacy. This year’s theme for the contests was: MLK Advancing the Dream: A Path Forward to Impact Change Across Generations.  

Art Contest Winners 

This year’s art winner was Martin High School’s Juscianni Blackeller. As this year’s winner, Blackeller received $1,000 toward his college education. Plus, his art was featured on this year’s MLK Celebration promotional and commemorative fliers, graphics and much more. Blackeller even had his design blazened on the 2024 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee T-Shirts.  

Nayely Sanchez from Lamar High School won second place for her artwork and a $750 scholarship while Alexis Alverez, from Bowie High School, took home third and a $500 scholarship. 

Essay Contest Winners 

Martin High School’s Dina Moalin earned a $750 scholarship for her essay about Martin Luther King Jr., and Nicole Guajardo, from Sam Houston High School, took home the $500 scholarship. 

Learn More about the MLK contest winners

The committee applauds each winner for embodying the principles cherished by King and expresses gratitude to all participants for their dedication and participation.  

You can view this year’s winners’ art and essays on the City of Arlington’s website here.  

About The Arlington Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee Inc. 

Organized in 1989 and established as a nonprofit in 1990, the MLK Celebration Committee has been an active contributor to the community for more than thirty years. The MLK Celebration Committee has given out scholarships to graduating students, donated time, and provided resources to the community while continuing to push forward the message and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The committee is supported by the following organizations: 

  • Arlington ISD 
  • Arlington Ministerial Association 
  • Tarrant County College Southeast Campus 
  • The City of Arlington 
  • University of Texas at Arlington