McEachin announces essay contest

Published 4:52 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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Congressman A. Donald McEachin recently announced his second Black History Month Essay Contest for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) residing in Virginia’s 4th 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,” said Congressman McEachin. “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.”

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Middle school students should submit an essay 350-500 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 no later than Feb. 15, 2021. Winners will be notified individually and announced on Congressman McEachin’s social media pages in February.