Friday, March 26, 2021

MLGW partners with Craigmont Middle on a Black History Month essay contest

 MLGW University, in partnership with our adopted school, Craigmont Middle School, hosted an essay contest in honor of February’s Black History Month. 

Twenty-two 500-750 word essay were received on one of the following topics:

  • Compare and contrast the concept of American slavery to the criminal justice system. Explain how educational pursuits can help alleviate criminality and produce higher standards of living.
  • Why is it important for today’s generation to focus on family, education and personal achievement? 
  • If you could be a civil rights leader in today’s society, what issues would you focus on? Why? How do those issues impact society now and into the future?
  • Honoring Our Past, Preparing Our Future: Using the Achievements of Pioneering African Americans to Power Our Dreams. Target a prominent African American, express how this prominent African American’s achievements inspired you, and how his/her achievements can be used to power your dreams. 
  • What is the impact of popular culture (music, reality television, social media and fashion) on the African American community?

There were three prize categories were for best overall essay. The winners are:  

1st Place – Makayla Weston ($100 gift card)

 2nd Place – Zyan Williams ($50 gift card)

 3rd Place – Stephan Webb ($25 gift card)

Craigmont Middle School coordinator said, “The students were so excited about winning and truly grateful.” 

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