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Black History Essay Contest

Criteria

Elementary:
1 page written (3rd-5th Grade)

Select an African American Inventor, tell us about their invention, and why it was so important to society. Name at least two facts from their life story that you found particularly interesting.

Middle School:
2 pages written, or 1 page typed, double spaced (6th-8th Grade)

Dr. Maya Angelou once said, “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” What does this quote mean to you? Please write about someone who has been a rainbow in your cloud.

High School:
8 pages written, or 4 pages typed (9-12 Grade)

Simone Biles, the greatest gymnast of all time, shocked the world by withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympic Games due to mental health concerns. Her courageous stand led to a global discussion about Mental Health Awareness. What impact did her action have on you? How does racism effect the mental health of black and brown people? What steps do you take to manage your own mental and emotional wellness? 

Submissions

Submit Essays by Wednesday, February 20 to dianpringle@rcn.com

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