11-year-old Colin Harris with autism wins 28th annual Dallas ISD MLK oratory competition

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The question posed to the finalists of the 28th annual Foley and Lardner MLK, Jr Oratory Competition was the highlight of the competition that says, "What would Dr. King's vision be for America in 2020?”
 
The students researched hard and wrote their speeches to answer this question.
 
11-year-old Colin Harris, a fifth-grader at JP Starks is the winner of the competition.
 
Colin wrote in his answer, “Dr. King would visualize a world where love would be the norm of the day. Where people would stop and lend a hand to someone in need. Where people would stop being in such a rush that they don't even take the time to stop and smile at another one of God's creations,”
 
 
Jasmine Buschbacher, mother of Colin said that his victory is not just his hard work as a competitor.   
In June 2012, Colin was diagnosed with autism. When he moved to Texas in 2012, he only five words make six words and he had a very big speech delay.
 
Colin received $1,000. A Big Thanks to Colin and his family for his prize and honor.

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