The Gardere 2014 MLK Jr. Oratory Competition in which Dallas school district students recite original essays, is live streaming this year.
Watch the competition live starting at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at dallasisd.org or on TV, Time Warner Cable and U-Verse channel 98. The event, now in its 22nd year, takes place at the Majestic Theater downtown.
The competition finalists and their schools are:
Ahmad Crawford, Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School
Etana King, John Neely Bryan Elementary School
Jamiya McNeil, Charles Rice Learning Center
Luke Nayfa, Harry C. Withers Elementary School
Kayla O’Neal, J.P. Starks Math, Science & Technology Vanguard Elementary School
Sedailiah Rochelle, Thomas Tolbert Elementary School
Chaelon Simpson, Ronald E. McNair Elementary School
Aisha Young, William Brown Miller Elementary School