(HOUSTON, TX)– Violence, voting and saggin’ pants- -those are just some of the things Houston area fourth and fifth graders say Dr. Martin Luther King Junior would address, if he were speaking at a March on Washington today.   Nearly 400 students delivered original speeches in the semi-finals of the Gardere Mlk Jr. Oratory Competition.

Claude Treece is with Gardere, Wynne, Sewell– -the law firm which sponsors the yearly contest.

“It allows them to think about Dr. King and it shines a spotlight on them and their talents and abilities, but it also commemorates Dr. King and his legacy and this year in particular, the March on Washington which i think is important for us to always keep in the forefront of our thinking”

Twelve students will move on to compete in the final round next Friday.

Local Law Firm Sponsors M.L.K Competition  was originally published on news92fm.com

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