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Black History Month contest winners will be announced Feb. 27

Feb. 16, 2017

The George L. Cooke Elementary School is encouraging all students to participate in it Black History Month Essay Contest. Students are asked to submit a piece of artwork or essay that examines a notable event or person that has shaped black history and how it inspires them.

 Students were given a list of people, places or events which have shaped African-American history and asked to choose one for the contest.

Essays will be judged on creativity, subject analysis, structure and clarity, as well as spelling and grammar. Winners will be announced and prizes will be handed out on Monday, Feb. 27 (snow date: Feb. 28) at Family Reading Night, hosted by Every Person Influences Children (EPIC). There will be refreshments for all who attend.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Jane Sorensen at 845-807-6332

Contest Details:
• Topic: Students in asked to select a notable event or person that shaped black history. How has your subject shaped America’s history, and what lessons from them inspire you?
• Eligibility: The contest is open for all Cooke Elementary School students, grades K-5. Students in grades 2-5 will submit an essay; kindergarten and first grade students will submit a drawing that depicts a notable event or person that shaped black history.
• Winners: Prized will be given to first, second and third place. Honorable mentions will be given to a student in each grade. There will also be activities and refreshments for all who attend Family Reading Night.
• Prizes: Prizes will be given out during the month’s culminating Family Reading Night event on Monday, Feb. 27 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Cooke Elementary School.