WATCH NOW: Students recite favorite MLK speeches for Board of Education

For the 15th year, hundreds of students participated in Davis School District’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest.

To enter the contest, students of all grade levels select a favorite speech from Martin Luther King, Jr., memorize a one-to-three-minute portion of the speech and perform it at their school. Earlier this year, 85 school winners advanced to the district level to recite their speeches for a judges panel of current and former teachers.

It is a long-standing district tradition to invite the winners to perform their speeches for the Board of Education. Please enjoy speeches given by Alexander Harrison (Bountiful Elementary), Luca Bailey (Muir Elementary), Malan Poll (Burton Elementary) and Paula Flores (Burton Elementary).


2022 Speech Contest Winners:


K-2nd Grade

1st Place – Ryan Chen

2nd Place – Evan Lichfield

3rd Place - TIE - Alexander Harrison & Jackson Olsen


3rd - 4th Grade

1st Place – Malan Poll

2nd Place -Beckett Bowles

3rd Place -Luca Bailey


5th - 6th Grade

1st Place - Jesus Garcia

2nd Place - TIE - Grant Cowdin & Eden Waymant

3rd Place - Paula Flores


Junior High (Grades 7-9)

1st Place - Sadeelyn Savage

2nd Place - Demsey Bradshaw

3rd Place - Hailey Gourley


High School (Grades 10-12)

1st Place - Mykelle Williams

2nd Place - Morgan Becker