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LANSING JUNETEENTH 2014 ESSAY CONTEST

April 7 – May 17, 2014

ENTRY CRITERIA:
This year’s contest is open to any student in grades 6th – 12th in the greater Lansing area’s public, private, charter, parochial, or home school.

AWARDS:
One essay will be selected for 1st and 2nd Place at each category level.

Award Values:   

Category I:       1st Place - $50 (value)      2nd Place - $30 (value)

Category II:      1st Place - $100 (value)     2nd Place- $75 (value) 

Juneteenth “Preparing the Essay” Workshops

April 10, 2014 - Capital Area District Library –Downtown 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 24, 2014 – Lett’s Community Center                   6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 


CATEGORY I
- 6th,7th, 8th Grades (250 – 350 words)

Topic: Type your essay 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 - 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades (400 – 500 words)

Topic: Type your essay 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. 
 

CONTEST RULES

Ø  Essay Format must meet the following requirements:

Ø  Maps, drawings, pictures, and graphics should not be included.

1.     Typed in 12 pt. or 14 pt. Times New Roman or Arial (font).

2.     Double spaced with a bibliography listing all references used.

3.     Essays must have a title and stay on the topic. They will be judged on the correct use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and originality. 

4.     Word count cannot be less than or exceed category range.

Ø  Any student who has previously won an Award is ineligible for entry into this year’s contest unless they have moved from Category I to Category II.

Ø  A Certificate of participation will be given to all students who enter and meet the contest criteria.  Winners will be notified in writing and via phone.

 

DEADLINE

Essays must be taken to the Capital Area District Library – Main Library in Downtown Lansing or any CADL branch location April 7 – May 17, 2014. Entries received after May 18, 2014 will not be eligible and will not be returned. Juneteenth Award program will be held June 7, 2014  at CADL- Downtown

CONTACTS

Mrs. Lee Taylor,   heanjulee07@yahoo.com   517 272-9964
Ms. Debra Plummer,
debra.plummer@att.net 517 394-6260
Mr. Milton Alston.
malston@lansingmi.gov      517 483-4311

NOTE: All entries become the property of the Lansing Juneteenth Committee and will not be returned.

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