The United States Embassy in Abuja has announced Crade2Harvard International School as the winner of the 2024 edition of the Martin Luther King (MLK) Creative Arts competition.
The competition, which took place at the US Embassy in Abuja, on Thursday, 18 January, had finalists from five schools.
According to a Letter of Invitation by the Embassy, signed by its Country Education Specialist, Folashade Adebayo, “Dr. King’s remembrance is an important event, which presents an opportunity to reflect on his contributions through a non-violent approach to civil rights and freedom of speech.“
The participating schools each made a presentation before a three-man panel.
The event organised by the embassy’s Public Diplomacy Section requested each school to perform using their creative skills through spoken words, a short playlet, poem presentation, singing or a rap.
At the end of the presentation, pupils of Cradle2Harvard International School were announced as the winners.
The school’s performance through spoken words, from their six-man cast, thrilled the judges, audience and other diplomats at the event.
The captain of the Cradle2Harvard Poetry Club, Ellone Ijeoma Afor, said that the school’s performance at the competition was a testimony to the pupils’ relentless drive to sustaining the vision of the founders as well as the diligence of their coach, Ms. Tamara Dogubo.
Afor said that with their performance, ‘Martin Luther King resurrected at the American Embassy’.