class="p1">HOUSTON, TX (Catholic Online) – With the most number of essays to date, Catholic school students, parents and teachers from around the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston gathered to celebrate the winners of the. Full guidelines of Murphy’s ‘Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Essay Challenge’ are below: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday was designated as a federal holiday in 1983. The first Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated in 1986….