San Ramon students win art, writing contest

Winners to be recognized at May 10 awards dinner

Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center have announced the winners for the 17th Annual Art & Writing Challenge – two of them being from San Ramon.

Harini Rajan from Dougherty Valley High School won in the essay category, and Alex White from Iron Horse Middle School won for creative writing.

The two were among 20 winners chosen from almost 500 projects from students from all over Contra Costa County. The students submitted either an essay, creative writing piece, art or a video celebrating diversity and challenging stereotypes while responding to a prompt using quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela.

Winners, their families and teachers will be recognized at the awards dinner on May 10 from 6-8 p.m. in Walnut Creek. The event is open to the public.

For more information about the contest or awards dinner, visit Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center's website.


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