2019 LANSING JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

ESSAY CONTEST & SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

CONTEST DATES: February 25, 2019 to April 13, 2019

Featuring

Juneteenth “Preparing the Essay” Workshops:

Wednesday, March 6 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Thursday, March 21 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Lansing State Journal – Knapp’s Building (300 S. Washington Square, Lansing – 3rd floor)

Tuesday, April 9 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Letts Community Center, Lansing (1220 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing)

Presenters: Lansing State Journal, Dr. Pamela Bellamy (MSU Director, King-Chavez-Parks Programs), and Dr. Willie Davis (LCC African American Studies Professor)

2019 Essay Contest 
entry is now
closed!

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 the Lansing State Journal.

 

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 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.  

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.  

DEADLINE:

Essay submissions can be submitted online (below), or at any CADL branch location from February 25 – April 13, 2019. Entries received after April 13, 2019 will not be eligible and will not be returned.

Contest Award Program: 

The Juneteenth essay award program will be held on May 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the CADL (Capital Area District Libraries) – Downtown Lansing Branch.

 

Information: 

For more information please contact the Juneteenth Education Committee by email at Education@LansingJuneteenthCelebration.org.   (This presentation is not sponsored by the Capital Area District Libraries.  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.

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All rights reserved.

 

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