The Blacks In Government (B.I.G.) Va-Zawadi chapter is hosting an essay contest for DC middle and high school students. Submit your 200 word or less essay on what the article, “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington” means to you. (At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington)
Student essays should be submitted to the main office by Friday, January 25, where 3-5 essays will be selected for submission to the competition. Three winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will be announced by February 15, 2013. The winners will read their essays at a program on February 27 at 11 am at the VA Hospital. The Blacks In Government Region XI President, Ms. Shirley Jones, will be in attendance. Each student with a winning entry will receive a plaque with their name and school printed on it. Each essay must include the student’s name, principle’s name, school name and grade of the student.