Wakefield Students Win in 2023 MLK Visual Arts

Wakefield students have won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary and Visual Arts contest in the Visual Arts category for High School again!

This now makes the 3rd year in a row that Wakefield has won all awards in the Visual arts category for this competition. This year’s MLK prompt: Describe in writing or visual art a time when you saw someone treated unfairly because of what they looked like or who they were; OR an event in history where people were treated unfairly because of what they looked like or who they were.

This year’s winners are…

  • 1st Place – Anjarra Lee, “Written Out of Existence”, 10th Grade
  • 2nd Place – Genesis Monjaras, “Women Life Freedom”, 11th Grade
  • 3rd Place – June Gardner, “He Is Who He Is”, 12th Grade

Winners will be recognized in a video tribute at the APS school board meeting on January 19th, 2023. Congratulations to our Wakefield Artists!

You can find all the winners on the APS webpage:https://www.apsva.us/post/2023-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-literary-visual-arts-literary-arts-winners/

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Literary & Visual Arts Literary Arts Winners – Arlington Public Schools – apsva.usArlington Public Schools announces the winners of the 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Literary and Visual Arts contest. This year marks the 53rd year that Arlington County and APS have come together to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.www.apsva.us