Nigerian school, Cradle2Harvard Int'l School, wins Martin Luther King creative arts contest

2024-01-25 21:08:20 - Nigeria news.

FCT, Abuja - Crade2Harvard International School has been declared the victor of the 2024 Martin Luther King (MLK) Creative Arts competition, as announced by the United States Embassy in Abuja.

The event, held on Thursday, January 18th, at the US Embassy in Abuja, featured participants from five different schools.

According to a Letter of Invitation by the Embassy, signed by its Country Education Specialist, Folashade Adebayo, it states:

"Dr. Kings remembrance is an important event, which presents an opportunity to reflect on his contributions through non-violent approach to civil rights and freedom of speech.

"Your school will have five minutes for its presentation, a panel of judges will grade each performance on its merit from the students and a final winner will emerge."

The Embassy's Public Diplomacy Section organised an event that called upon various schools to showcase their creative talents through spoken word performances, short playlets, poem presentations, singing, or rapping.

After the presentations, Cradle2Harvard International School emerged as the victor.

Their spoken word performance, featuring a six-member cast, impressed the judges, audience, and fellow diplomats, earning them a resounding applause.

Ellone Ijeoma Afor, the leader of the Cradle 2 Harvard Poetry Club, expressed that the school's strong showing in the competition showcased the students' unwavering commitment to upholding the founders' vision and the hard work of their coach, Ms. Tamara Dogubo.

Afor, describing today's performance as a moment where 'Martin Luther King resurrected at the American Embassy,' attributed the achievement to the dedication of the school's President, Mr. Phrank Shaibu, in promoting creative and performing arts.

2024-01-25 News