Wins state essay contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Brittany Long, 16, of the Hacienda Heights Ward, Las Vegas Nevada Spring Mountain Stake, was the Nevada representative for the Kids for King Foundation during the Nov. 13 groundbreaking of the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington, D.C. Brittany was chosen to be her state's representative after winning a state essay contest expounding on the Martin Luther King "I Have a Dream" speech.

The Durango High School junior joined 50 other students from across the nation for the event at the National Mall of Monuments.

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