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MARS HILL COLLEGE WINS MLK PHOTO CONTEST
Mars Hill College was the winner of the 2011 MLK photo contest, sponsored by Campus Compact, with a photo called “Many Hands Make Light Work,” taken by professor of religion Marc Mullinax.
|Many Hands Make Light Work, a photo by Dr. Marc Mullinax|
Mars Hill’s entry captured 47% of the 11,296 votes cast from 43 states in the nationwide contest. The photo shows eleven young men working together to move a one thousand pound log, beginning the revival of a trail at the Anderson Rosenwald School in Mars Hill. During its over thirty years in operation, hundreds of African American students in Madison County were educated at the school, which is currently being restored into a community and cultural center.
The Campus Compact Photo Contest was designed to showcase activities which represent the spirit of the MLK Day of Service, including meeting community needs, encouraging diversity and honoring the legacy of a man who committed his life to service. Campus Compact presented Mars Hill with a cash award of $200 to support future MLK Day of Service efforts.
The University of Washington was the technology winner of the MLK Technology Contest Winner. UW submitted a video by student James Gannon, which showed scenes and interviews from the school’s MLK Day of Service.