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Citizens Alliance for Progress Center's Dr. MLK. Jr. Oratorical Contest winners named

Feb. 8, 2019


Pinellas County Schools students recently participated in the Citizens Alliance for Progress, Inc. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2019 Oratorical Contest. The event was held at St. Petersburg College's -Tarpon Springs campus.

Separated into three categories, grades three through eight had to speak for three to five minutes on "What does Dr. King dream mean to you?" The high school participants also spoke three to five minutes on the topic "What did Dr. King mean by the statement, I still have a dream….deeply rooted in the American dream.”

The top winner in each category received $100 and will give their speech at CAP Center’s 24th annual banquet which will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24 at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club. The second place winner received $50 and the third-place finishers received $25.

The winners:

1st Josie Whitten, fifth grade, Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary
2nd Jake Phillips, fifth grade,  Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary
3rd Syna’a Murray- third grade –Plato Academy



1st Rasool Alhasani, seventh grade, Tarpon Springs Middle School
2nd Micah Snare, sixth grade, Clearwater Fundamental Middle School
3rd Tanyla Farley, Tarpon Springs Middle School


High School
1st Ashanti Rachel, senior, East Lake High School
2nd Kinou Louis-Charles, junior, East Lake High School

3rd Anthony Michel, sophomore, East Lake High


CAP oratorical contest winners.

The winners of the contest.


All participants of the contest.

All participants in the contest.