Black History Month Essay Contest Winners Announced
Bill Stephens, Web Editor
February 25th, 2013
The Henderson County Public Library is pleased to announce the winners of the Black History Month essay contest. Henderson County children in grades 4-8 were asked to pick an African-American inventor or scientist, tell about his or her invention or discovery, and share how this has affected their own lives. There were 119 entries in all, covering African-American innovators such as George Washington Carver, Garret Morgan, Madame C. J. Walker, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, and Mark Dean.
The following students are our winners:
1st place—Cayden Duncan, Bend Gate
2nd place—Dylan Elliot, Bend Gate
3rd place (tie)—Ashton Lowe, Bend Gate & Lauren Gibbs, Bend Gate
Honorable Mention: Drew Willett, Bend Gate
Hannah Gorman, Bend Gate
Ella Curneal, Niagara
1st place—Christina Blanchard, North Middle School
All winners will be honored at the Soul of a Writer program on Thursday, February 28th at 6 p.m. in the HCPL multipurpose room. Each winner is invited to read his or her essay during the program, and each will receive the award. Pizza and a discussion of Walter Dean Myers’ book Monster will follow the award ceremony.
Henderson County Public Library would like to thank Bill Dixon, Edward Huff, and Glenda Dixon who volunteered as judges for this contest. Mr. Dixon is the Director of Cultural Diversity at Henderson Community College. Mr. Huff is a writer and active member of several local community organizations. Mrs. Dixon served as Children’s Services Manager for 37 years at Henderson County Public Library until her retirement in August 2012.
For more information contact Cindy Williams at 270.831.5000.