Students in Va.’s 4th District can apply to this Black History Month essay contest

Students in Va.’s 4th District can apply to this Black History Month essay contest
Congressman Donald McEachin is holding a Black History Month essay contest for students in his district. (Source: Charles City County Public Schools)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - United States Congressman Donald McEachin launched a Black History Month essay contest for students living in Virginia’s 4th Congressional District.

Students must write about a current leader or activist that they believe will become an important figure in Black History.

The contest is open to middle and high school students. Grades 6-8 should submit a 350-500 word essay, and grades 9-12 should submit a 500-700 word essay.

Winners will be notified individually and announced on McEachin’s social media in February, with the winning essays entered into the Congressional Record.

Students should submit their essays with name, school name, grade level, and home address to VA04.projects@mail.house.gov by February 15, 2020.

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