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McEachin announces second Black History Month Essay Contest

Donald McEachin
Donald McEachin

Congressman A. Donald McEachin today announced his second Black History Month Essay Contest for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) residing in Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District.

Students will write about a current leader or activist whom they believe will become an important figure in Black history.

“Last year, I was deeply moved to read what Black History Month meant to participants in our inaugural Black History Month essay contest,” McEachin said. “After witnessing a year of historic protests and national conversations about race relations in America fueled by young people, I look forward to reading about the next generation of leaders our students feel are making a lasting impact in the Black community.”

Middle school students should submit an essay 350 to 500 words in length and high school students should submit an essay 500-750 words in length, along with their full name, address, school name and grade level to VA04.Projects@mail.house.gov no later than Feb. 15.

Winners will be notified individually and announced on McEachin’s social media pages in February.

 


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