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PECHS students win MLK poetry contest

Three students from Prince Edward County High School (PECHS) were recently named winners of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Poetry Contest. The MLK Poetry Contest is sponsored by the Robert Russa Moton Museum, the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, and the Longwood University Office of Multicultural Affairs. Students from Mrs. Overstreet’s class were invited to submit pieces, which were judged by a committee. Local author Rita Odom Mosley joined sponsors as a guest judge for the contest. Ben Edwards’s “Dedication,” Natasha Martin’s “Freedom Day,” and Sierra Motley’s “Martin Luther King, Jr.” received first, second and third place, respectively. PECPS is proud of these winners, as well as all students who submitted, for sharing their work with the community. Pictured are, from left, Edwards and Motley. Not pictured, Natasha Martin.