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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 14 March 2007

This image of Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
is Larentae Sanders'
winning entry for the
2007 Black History
Heroes Challenge.

Larentae Sanders, a fifth-grader at Dunlap Elementary School, has won the grand prize at the elementary school level for his entry in the 2007 Black History Heroes Challenge.
More than 500 students participated in the challenge in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month. Students from across the state were encouraged to submit creative works describing their black history hero. The Seattle SuperSonics and the Museum of History and Industry sponsored the contest.
Larentae was recognized at the KeyArena center court on Feb. 26 at the Seattle Sonics vs. Portland Trailblazers game. He also watched the game in a suite with his family and teacher; won an autographed Sonics jersey and miniature basketball; and received a family pass to MOHAI and four Sonics tickets to an upcoming game. Larentae's artwork is displayed on the Sonics Web site. His art teacher is Donna Amira.

Seattle SuperSonics players Damien Wilkins, far left, and Earl Watson, far right, join Dunlap Elementary fifth-grader Larentae Sanders and Courtney Strickland, a Wilson High 10th-grader from the Tacoma School District, at the KeyArena center court. The players congratulated the students for winning the grand prize in their contest categories.

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