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Senior Marra Edwards Wins Bar Association Oral Advocacy Competition

Monday, July 2, 2018

For the second year in a row, a Heathwood student has advanced to the national round of the American Bar Association's Martin Luther King Oral Advocacy Competition. 

Rising senior Marra Edwards is the 2018 winner of the Region IV competition in Baltimore and has earned a berth in the national competition at the Bar Association's annual convention in New Orleans. 

Recent Heathwood graduate Justice Hill, '18, won the national competition lat year.

The purpose of the MLK Advocacy competition is to promote oral advocacy among high school students and encourage students to develop and improve their analytical and writing skills. To participate in the MLK Advocacy Competition, students must submit an essay analyzing an issue using the principles espoused by Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr. Typically, the essay topic relates directly to academic and/or societal realities that some students encounter each day. Based on the essays, finalists are selected to compete in the oral portion of the competition.