Participants of the MLK Arts & Writing contest and their families gathered in the NHRMC Auditorium for a celebration of the participants on Thursday.
The program was sponsored by ONYX, NHRMC’s African American Employee Resource Group. Participants reflected on the theme and words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and related them to their lives. They submitted art and writing and were judged on artistic merit.
"All of the participants did a wonderful job and really reflected the spirit of Dr. King’s message,” said Stephania Bloodworth, one of the co-chairs of ONYX and the evening’s emcee.
Contest participants were:
William Bradshaw, 6
- Kerys Elizabeth Briggs, 7
- Ashari Jones, 9
- Madison Puckett, 16
- Jennings Colten Pulley, 7
- Smith Reynolds, 8
The event featured a presentation of entries by each of the young participants and a youth speaker, Kellen Cook, who read an essay on what diversity means to him.
“It was so exciting to have NHRMC employees’ children and grandchildren participate and really get involved and engaged,” said Joe Conway, director of Health Equity and Human Experience.