Link to winners booklet

Winners 2020

The MLK Essay And Poetry Contest is jointly sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara (MLK SB) and ADL Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties. Below are the readers for the weekend of events.

Friday 1/17 @ Eternal Flame Program
Kundai Chikowero (San Marcos High School)
Friday 1/17 @ CBB Worship Service
Bella Hofmeister (Foothill Elementary)
Monday 1/20 @ DLG Morning Program
Asiah Raymie (San Marcos High School)
Angel Hernandez (Washington Elementary)
Monday 1/20 @ Arlington Theatre Program
Summer Slotnick-Lastrico (San Marcos High School)
Charly Crane-Flores (Roosevelt School)
Alexis Persoon (Carpinteria High School)
Noah Slotnick-Lastrico (Washington Elementary)

All 2020 winners will be presented their awards on-stage at the Arlington Theatre Program. Here is a list of all the winners:


Ages 13-18


Alexis Persoon
Carpinteria High School

Asiah Raymie
San Marcos High School
Sasha Carter
Los Olivos School
    Illianna Ramirez
Santa Barbara Junior High

Ages 6-12

     1st Noah Slotnick-Lastrico
Washington Elementary School
2nd Angel Hernandez
Washington Elementary
3rd Kaia Drayton
Hollister Elementary
Ashley Hansen
Washington Elementary School


Ages 13-18

  1st Summer Slotnick-Lastrico
San Marcos High School
2nd Kundai Chikowero
Dos Pueblos High School
3rd Hialei E. Pangaling
Los Olivos School
  Svenja Leonard
Carpinteria High School

Ages 6-12

  1st Charly Crane-Flores
Roosevelt School
2nd Santiago Munoz
Roosevelt School
3rd Bella Hofmeister
Foothill Elementary