Cactus Shadows students win at ASU MLK contest

Cactus Shadows High School announced its winners for the Arizona State University 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration contest.

Sarah Weiss (Submitted photo)

Sarah Weiss was the first place winner, Angela Khammo took second and Mikaela Morris finished third, according to a press release. This year, students were encouraged to participate in the “Find Your Voice” campaign and asked to submit essays based on their own idea of “leadership through service.”

“I am so proud of Sarah, Mikaela, and Angela,” Jim Swetter, interim principal, said in a prepared statement.

“Their ‘Find Your Voice’ essays were truly inspiring and sent a powerful message. A big thank you to their teacher Christine Marsh for helping promote such a worthwhile contest. Cactus Shadows is very proud of their accomplishments.”

The Falcons were honored at the 34th Annual ASU Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in this past month. The breakfast was at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix. Family members, teachers, interim-principal and superintendent all attended the event.

“I am inspired by the girls’ insightful essays about leadership through service and grateful to ASU for providing this opportunity for students to be recognized for their creativity and writing skills,” Ms. Marsh said in a prepared statement.

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