Atlanta Dream Announce “I Have a Dream” Essay Contest Winners

The three winners will be recognized at a 2017 Dream game.

ATLANTA – After receiving over 400 essays from 46 schools, the Atlanta Dream are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 “I Have a Dream” essay contested presented by Belhaven University and Georgia Power.

The 2017 winners are Catarina McQueen of MLK High School, Annie Davis of Inman Middle School and Morgan Elise Roberts of Hightower Elementary School.

“We are excited about the participation in our 2017 essay contest,” Dream President Theresa Wenzel said. “We had a tough time selecting our winners. It will be an honor to recognize our winners at our 2017 home opener.”

Morgan Roberts Essay

Annie Davis Essay

Catarina McQueen Essay

Contest winners were selected by a panel of judges including, Atlanta Dream president Theresa Wenzel.  Each winner will receive a school visit from the franchise and will be recognized prior to our 2017 home opener.  The High School winner will also be eligible to receive a $500 scholarship from the Atlanta Dream Youth Foundation.

The annual contest, which launched December 16, recognizes the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Each student was asked to submit 300-500 word essays expressing their dream and describing the impact of Dr. King.

The Dream will tip off its historic 10th season at its new home, McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus, Sunday, May 21 against the visiting Chicago Sky. Find the entire 2017 schedule here.

The Dream will play its home games in McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus in 2017. Atlanta has qualified for the playoffs seven times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.