Pine-Richland High School Senior Taryn Douglas was recognized at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Writing Awards celebration at Carnegie Mellon University held on Monday, January 21, 2019. This was the event's 20th Anniversary. This event is sponsored by Carnegie Mellon's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and the CMU Department of English.
These awards are open to all high school and college students in the Pittsburgh area. The team from CMU seeks personal narratives dealing with individual experience of racial or cultural difference or personal reflections on Dr. King's legacy that rely on concrete detail.
Taryn submitted a personal reflection titled, "The Bubble." She was recognized on stage along with this year's high school and college student honorees.
"It was an honor to attend the MLK Writing Awards Celebration at Carnegie Melon University," said Taryn. " The celebration was amazing, to say the least. It was very moving to hear some of the essays written by students detailing their experiences about discrimination and hatred for those that are different. We have to learn to love each other and accept all."