Young orators channel their inner MLK, Jr.


On Friday, 12 talented elementary school students took the stage in an ode to the civil rights icon in this year's Gardere Martin Luther King, Jr., Oratory Competition.

The fourth- and fifth-grade students answered the question, "What would Dr. King say if the March on Washington were held today?"

The first place spot went to Amari Venzor, a fifth-grader at Cornelius Elementary School.

Amari won a $1,000 prize for taking the top spot. This is the 18th year of the competition.

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