Harris wins for ‘vision’

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An inspiring speech from fifth-grader Colin Harris earned him first place in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Oratory Competition. Harris (pictured above), who attends J.P. Starks Math, Science and Technology Vanguard, competed alongside seven other outstanding fourth- and fifth-grade students at the Jan. 17 competition. The students shared their original speeches addressing a question: “What would Dr. King’s vision be for America in 2020?” The annual oratory competition was designed to recognize and encourage the writing and oratory skills of elementary students. Alongside Harris, fourth-grader Dominic Patermo won second place and fifth-grader Jasira King came in third. — Dallas ISD Staff Reports