College to host King holiday celebration Wednesday

Jan. 14, 2013 @ 11:33 PM


On Wednesday, at 11 a.m., Vance-Granville Community College will hold a special program celebrating the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in the civic center on the main campus in Vance County. This event is free and open to the public.

For the fourth year in a row, the program will feature several VGCC students delivering original essays. This year’s topic is inspired by a speech Dr. King delivered in Washington, D.C. in 1958, in which he urged his audience, “Make a career of humanity and you will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country and a finer world to live in.”

The question to be answered in each essay is: “How do you plan to make a career of humanity?” A panel of judges will award cash prizes for the best speeches.

The program will also include inspirational music and remarks from Dr. Stelfanie Williams, president of the college.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the local Area Christians Together In Service organization. Those who do will be eligible to win door prizes.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Gray at (252) 738-3332 or