Trinity Hall freshman Annabel Sparano was selected as a winner of the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s MLK Essay Contest. Annabel was recognized at the 34th annual Commemorative Breakfast on January 13. At the breakfast, Annabel read her essay for the YMCA community and was presented with an academic scholarship.
Every year, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County commemorates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with their annual essay contest. The YMCA encourages high school students to submit an essay that pertains to Dr. King Jr.’s legacy. This year’s topic was: “Hate crimes and violence are on the rise and have largely been directed toward racial, ethnic, and religious groups. How has this impacted you and the way you view society? What are you doing to effect change? How can we work together to find solutions?”
Annabel wrote a thoughtful essay and highlighted her plan to work as an ambassador for the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center in Red Bank to start a conversation among high school students about social injustice. Congratulations Annabel!