District announces Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest Winners

Davis School District celebrated its 15th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest.

Each year, hundreds of students participate at the school level and this year, 85 advanced to the final round at the district offices in a two-day competition.

After selecting, preparing and memorizing a 1-3 minute excerpt of one of Dr. King’s speeches, students deliver their speeches to a panel of judges made up of current and former teachers.


2022 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