Louis Browning, 17, a South Park High School senior, is the 1990 winner of the Buffalo Public Schools speaking contest for high school students.
Louis, who delivered "Letters from the Birmingham Jail," had an outstanding ghost writer, the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A Locust Street resident, Louis next year will attend Temple University, where he has a scholarship and hopes to prepare for a career in broadcasting. He is co-captain of the South Park Sparks football team and is a varsity baseball second baseman.
Four years ago, Louis was a runner-up in the Richmond speaking contest for elementary students. In this year's secondary school contest, he competed against students from eight high schools. Ronald Canton, history teacher, is the South Park speaking coach.