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DALLAS — Her words, inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., were powerful. She is fifth grader Lyriq Turner, and she took home the title at this year’s Annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition.

She had some stiff competition this year. Seven other elementary students from the Dallas ISD joined her on stage during the final round. There’s little doubt that they all made it hard on the judges to pick a winner.

Just watch (above) and you’ll see why.