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JUNETEENTH EDUCATION RESOURCES

The Juneteenth Education Sub-Committee, a division of the Lansing Juneteenth Committee, is excited to present the Annual Juneteenth Essay Competition and Scholarship Program, along with the 2024 Youth Logo Contest.

 

Our purpose is to provide a positive learning experience through educating local youth on the historical significance of Juneteenth, through research, developing essay writing skills, building self-confidence to acquire scholastic awards and grants to pursue higher educational opportunities. 

2024 MRS. VIVIAN RIDDLE
LANSING JUNETEENTH ESSAY COMPETITION & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Each year the Juneteenth Education Committee recognizes a local educator that has had an impact on the Lansing Community.  This year we salute the late Mrs. Vivian Riddle.

ESSAY COMPETITION & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM RESOURCE LINKS

2024 APPLICATION PERIOD: FEBRUARY 25 - APRIL 13

CATEGORY I

Grades 6th

Essay Competition

CATEGORY II

Grades 7th & 8th

Essay Competition

 

CATEGORY III

Grades 9th & 10th

Essay Competition

CATEGORY IV

Grades 11th & 12th

Juneteenth Bellamy-Taylor

Academic Talent Scholarship

Academic Talent Scholarship

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Essay Writing and Competition Resources:

The Juneteenth Education Committee has provided a wealth of tips and resources for those entering the essay competition.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Juneteenth “Preparing the Essay” Workshops.  Listed below are some of the documents that can be downloaded.  More resources will be posted soon.

 

Return to the Essay Competition Page to Review and/or Submit Application

Video Resources

 

Juneteenth History (Presented by the Lansing Juneteenth Education Committee): 

https://youtu.be/f90i_DQK-fE

Juneteenth History (How to do research for your essay; symbolism of Juneteenth Flag; tips on responding to essay questions):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BF6EWTPc2s&authuser=0

Juneteenth Essay Writing Tips (Responding to essay questions for each category; how to did deeper and get more understanding of what has happened since Juneteenth is now a National Holiday):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgZcC11PNFY&authuser=0

The Lansing Juneteenth Celebration is a project of Progressive Empowerment Education Resource Services - P.E.E.R.S. 501(c)(3).  The Juneteenth Essay Competition is presented in partnership with the University of Olivet.

 

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