The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was celebrated in local schools in some special ways this year. The Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission hosted a reception and program at Reservoir High School on Jan. 14. Hammond Middle School student Morgan Lane was awarded with the second-place essay award. I asked her about her winning work and she told me that her mom’s suggestion prompted her decision to write an essay that was about how she could translate Dr. King’s vision in today’s world. Morgan wrote about how one person can truly make a difference like Dr. King did, when he worked so hard to influence laws to help make changes for all people. In school, Morgan enjoys Spanish class and her seminar on film production. She also plays soccer, reads a lot and enjoys making slime and watching family vlogs which, I learned, are videos of families who post their daily activities on Youtube.