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's piece also appeared in the State Journal and she read it to the audience at the luncheon. Lilly will also receive a monetary award. Congratulations Lilly!