Read Tori Rondeau's Winning Essay, "Opportunity"
Tori Rondeau, a fifth grade student at Lakeview Elementary School in Neenah, recently won the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest and will read her essay at a ceremony at Lawrence University on Jan. 19.
Tori, the daughter of Royal and Christine Rondeau, will be honored with a $75 check and gift certificates courtesy of Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities, UW-Fox Valley and IndUS of the Fox Valley. She will read her essay at the 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration at the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Students from throughout the area were asked to write essays on the following theme: “How can we fulfill a dream of equal opportunity for all in our schools, community and country?” There were four winners in categories of grades 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Tori’s essay was written in poetry form and was titled, “Opportunity.”
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is an interfaith, multicultural event sponsored by Toward Community: Unity in Diversity, Lawrence University and a number of area churches, religious organizations, businesses, social service agencies and individuals.