MLK Jr. Black History Month Writing & Art Contest

Every February Milpitas honors the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrates Black History month with an essay and art contest open to elementary through High school aged student who live in Milpitas or attend school here.

The theme of the 2021 contest was “Keep moving,” excerpted from this famous quote of Dr. King’s:

“If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”

We are proud to congratulate the winners of the Milpitas 2021 Martin Luther King J. Black History Month Writing and Art contest:

Elementary School Art Contest Winner
Zoe Ngo, 2nd Grade
Alexander Rose Elementary School

Middle and High School Art Contest Winner
Aarav Valayil, 7th Grade
Rancho Milpitas Middle School

Elementary School Essay Contest Winner
Sahana Valayil, 5th Grade
Pearl Zanker Elementary School

Read Sahana’s Essay

Middle & High School Essay Contest Winner
Candria D’Souza, 7th Grade
Rancho Milpitas Middle School

Read Candria’s Essay

Stay tuned for the 2022 contest theme and rules to be released in January 2022.