DEADLINE:

Essay submissions can be submitted to any CADL branch location February 25 – April 14, 2018. Entries received after April 14, 2018 will not be eligible and will not be returned.

Contest Award Program: 

The Juneteenth essay award program will be held on May 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the CADL (Capital Area District Library) – Downtown Lansing.

 

Information: 

For more information please contact Mrs. Lee Taylor, heanjulee07@yahoo.com, 517-272-9964 or Dr. Pamela Bellamy, bellamy@msu.edu, 517-432-8266.  (This presentation is not sponsored by the Capital Area District Library.  Library staff cannot assist with contest detail questions.)

 

Please read contest details and rules thoroughly before submitting your entry.

Entries my be submitted by printing and completing the paper form

or the online entry submission process.

2018 LANSING JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

ESSAY CONTEST & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

CONTEST DATES: February 25, 2018 to April 14, 2018

Juneteenth “Preparing the Essay” Workshops:

 

  • CADL - Downtown Lansing Branch - Wednesday  February 28, 2018

  • CADL -  South Lansing Branch -  Wednesday March 14, 2018

  • CADL -  Foster Community Center -  Tuesday March 27, 2018

  • Letts Community Center, Lansing - TBA

  • Southside Community Coalition - TBA

Featuring

CATEGORY I

Grades 6th, 7th & 8th

Essay Contest

 

Award Values:

1st Place - $100 (value)

2nd Place - $50 (value)

 

Topic: Write your essay (250 – 350 words) on the following:

  1. What is Juneteenth? 

  2. What family member or person did you ask about Juneteenth and how was the holiday explained?

CATEGORY III

Grades 11th & 12th

Academic Talent Scholarship

Award Values:

Olivet College Award Values:

1st Place - $15,000 (scholarship*)

2nd Place - $12,000 (scholarship*)

 

Topic: Write your essay (400 – 500 words) on the following:

  1. What is Juneteenth? 

  2. Why do we celebrate this event? 

  3. Reflect on why is it important that people in America and other countries continue to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of their freedoms not only on Juneteenth Day but every day.  

CATEGORY II

Grades 9th & 10th

Essay Contest

 

Award Values:

1st Place - $200 (value)

2nd Place - $150 (value)

 

Topic: Write your essay (400 – 500 words) on the following:

  1. What is Juneteenth? 

  2. Why do we celebrate this event? 

  3. Reflect on why is it important that people in America and other countries continue to cultivate knowledge and appreciation of their freedoms not only on Juneteenth Day but every day.  

The Lansing Juneteenth Celebration is a project of Progressive Empowerment Education Resource Services - P.E.E.R.S. 501(c)(3).  The Juneteenth Essay Contest is presented in partnership with Olivet College and Brand New Me Workshops.

 

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