East students spend day off honoring MLK

Elana Perilstein (’10)/ Eastside Editorial Assistant, Elana Perilstein (’10)/ Eastside Editorial Assistant, and Elana Perilstein (’10)/ Eastside Editorial Assistant

This year, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Cherry Hill Religious Leaders Coalition held a contest asking students what they thought a conversation would go like between Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama. Students were told to use their imagination and create a presentation on what this conversation would consist of.

Out of sixty South Jersey teens that applied, fifteen were chosen to present at a ceremony for MLK day on January 18, including many East students.

East senior Jungwon Byun (’10) won 2nd place with her presentation that was in the style of a play. Byun’s narration described a meeting between King and Obama that was away from the media. It’s focus was on the true meaning of leadership and how too often today leaders are put on a pedestal.

Junior Nneoma Njoku (’11) came in 4th place.

 

Pictures from the presentation and event can be found at: http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=BZ&Dato=20100118&Kategori=NEWS01&Lopenr=1180802&Ref=PH