MLK Jr. Commemoration Project and Scholarship



MLK Project

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Carlisle MLK Commemoration Event Committee sponsors a creative project for grades 1-12 in the Carlisle Area School District and community each year. Students were encouraged to work independently or collaboratively on a project that speaks to this year’s theme: “Remember! Celebrate! Act! Working Together for Unity, Justice, and Love.” Please take some time to peruse the submitted projects!

Elementary Schools
Building Project from Mt. Holly Springs Elementary School
Collaborative Project from Crestview Elementary School - 5th Grade
Collaborative Project from Mooreland Elementary School - 5th Grade
Collaborative Project from Hamilton Elementary School - 5th Grade

Lamberton Middle School
 
"The Answer," A Poem by Sophia Clayville (Grade 6)
A Poem by Ariel Swartz and Peyton Fall (Grade 6)
(Click HERE to see these students read their poem.)
A Poem by Eyjaviere Stever (Grade 6)
Letter to Dr. King by Logan Kuntz (Grade 6)
Essay by Angela Baer (Grade 6)

Wilson Middle School
"Hands," A Poem by Haylie Potter (Grade 8)

St. Patrick School
Essay by Alexa Paul
Essay by Anna Sheaffer
Essay by Nathan O'Donnell
Essay by Sarah Dabrowski
Essay by Thomas Cassess
Essay by Tyler Rice


MLK Scholarship Opportunity

Together with the generous support of its sponsors, the Commemoration Committee awards several scholarships each year based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and civic engagement. As in the past, high school seniors as well as current college students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. 

In an effort to broaden the impact of these scholarships within the greater Carlisle community, the Committee also invites students graduating from the Carlisle GED program who plan to attend community college, college, or skill training programs to apply for this scholarship as well.

Additional scholarships will be available as funding permits for other adult members of the community who are pursuing or plan to pursue education or skills training programs.

Applicants should demonstrate adherence to the principles that guided Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., such as an unwavering commitment to non-violence and to policies that eliminate racial inequities and advance racial justice.

To apply, please complete and submit this APPLICATION.

CHS students can also obtain an application in the McGowan counseling center or from their English teacher. The deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic year is Thursday, June 2, 2022. 

Scholarship awardees for the 2022-2023 academic year will be recognized at the MLK Commemoration Event in January 2023.