Haslett Middle School eighth grader Lilly Meka earned first place in the annual MLK Holiday Commission Essay Contest. The theme of this year's contest was: "Be the change you wish to see in the world." She was recognized at the MLK Holiday Luncheon at the Lansing Center on January 21 - MLK Day. Lilly eloquently read her winning piece at the luncheon of over 1,500 guests and it appeared in the Lansing State Journal. Congratulations Lilly!