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Springfield students recognized for video on driving out hate

3/16/2017 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Amy Owens-Hartman
COLUMBUS — Springfield High School multimedia students in technology teacher Amy Owens-Hartman’s class created videos to promote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message “Be the light to drive out darkness” for the 2017 Martin Luther King Art, Writing and Multimedia Contest created by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission, which is supported by PNC, Honda of America and Wright State University.

According to Owens-Hartman, the contest solicited entries from students in sixth through 12th grades in the areas of writing, art or multimedia, and encouraged students to reflect upon King’s message and ask what they have done to drive out hate. Over 900 entries were received for the contest from students in Ohio, and 17 winners were selected in various categories and recognized at a March 2 awards ceremony in Columbus.

Shown at right, from left, are Springfield High School 10th-graders Sophia Marcum and Marissa Fuller, both of whom received an award for winning the contest in the multimedia category. The award included certificates signed by Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.

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