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FTHS Junior Wins YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest

Freehold Township High School’s Maya Gerke was one of two winners in the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County's Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. The junior was recognized at the annual Dr. King memorial breakfast, which brought together 300 people to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King.

As a winner of the essay contest, the Y presented Maya a $1,000 scholarship. The essay contest scholarships were sponsored by New Jersey Natural Gas and Hackensack Meridian Health. According to a press release regarding the essay contest, 44 students participated from schools throughout Monmouth County.

Maya Gerke was recognized at a celebration to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King