January 31, 2019

Congrats to a young Maryhurst Academy writer for winning an award!

The teachers and staff at Maryhurst Academy are sending Cara*, a student living on our residential campus, a big message of congratulations! Cara was awarded first place recognition for this year's Jefferson County Teachers Association MLK Diversity Arts Contest in the high school writing division. Cara's piece centered on Dr. King's work to dismantle segregation policies as well as how our culture has made progess despite discrimination persisting in American culture. See below for a short thesis from her essay, entitled "Diversity in the Real World":

Through 1964 and 1968 discrimination in housing and workplace and public was banned... Although [the laws changed and MLK delivered his I Have a Dream speech], it doesn’t mean that segregation or discrimination has gone away for good.

As part of her recognition, Cara was able to present her work to Kentucky State Senator Gerald Neal, pictured here.

* - anonymized name

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