Originally created 02/28/05

Black History Month Essay Contest

Dear Students,

I would like to congratulate all the participants on their performance in this year's Black History Essay Contest. We received hundreds of essays from students all across Georgia Carolina. Every year, these essays get even more and more compelling to read making it truly difficult for our judges to choose winners. Everyone who participated showed winning attitudes.

This year, the essay contest was open to all middle and high school students allowing them to showcase their writing abilities while researching an integral and fascinating segment of our nation's landscape and history. Students were asked to compose essays on past or present African American heroes that have inspired their lives.

Each essay was judged based on content, historical accuracy, depth of research and grammar. Students were urged to approach the topic from a new perspective and to consider all topics.

The winners for both the middle and high school divisions received prizes and were recognized at the Black History Essay Contest Honorary Dinner February 24, 2005.

I want to thank all of the participants for taking the time to share their hero with us. Every essay that we received showed a lot of diligence and hard work and I want to also encourage even more participants for next year. Keep up the good work!


Kimberly Bush
The Augusta Chronicle
Newspapers In Education Representative


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