Friday, January 15, 2010

Tamia Gaines wins Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition

Tamia Gaines, fifth grade student at John Neely Bryan Elementary School, is the 2010 winner of the 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory competition held at the Majestic Theater..

The oratory competition is sponsored by the law firm Gardere Wynn Sewell LLP in partnership with Dallas ISD.

Second place winner - Courtnie Ivey, fifth grade student at R. L. Thornton Elementary.

Third place winner - Alexis Van Zandt, fifth grader at Clara Oliver Elementary.

Other 2010 finalists:

  • Jasmine Cox - S.S. Conner Elementary
  • Nina Davis - Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary
  • Elijah English - Jerry Junkins Elementary
  • Ny Jasmine Johnson - J.P. Starks Elementary
  • Angelica Renteria - Urban Park Elementary
Congratulations to Tamia and all the other outstanding contestants.

You are champions!

Stephen Good, Managing Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP welcomed the finalists and audience.

Clarice Tinsley, Anchor Fox 4 News, served as Mistress of Ceremonies.