35 for 35: What It Takes to Build a Beloved Community

Dayana and APAH Resident Services Manager,
Brandon, at the award ceremony in January.

APAH hosts its annual MLK Jr. Essay contest in January. In 2024, contest participants responded to prompts related to Dr. King’s interpretation of a beloved community, a vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. At an award ceremony, all contest participants were recognized and each age-group winner was announced.

Dayana is a rising sophomore in high school and was the first place winner in her age group.


Read Dayana’s essay below.

2024 MLK Essay Contest Winner. Dayana