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"King"-sized Competition For Kids

Civil rights leaders say teaching the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior to each new generation is critical in keeping his legacy alive. Each year, kids from around Ohio enter a statewide oratory contest with King's words and work as its focus. Here are some excerpts from this year's winning speeches, delivered by their authors.

Third grader Amir Idris of South Euclid, 6th grader Sarah Wilkes of Columbus, 7th grader Lazette Carter of Beavercreek and senior Destin Tevis of Columbus, delivered their winning speeches as selected by the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission.