Help Us Celebrate Black History Month!
Grace Terry, volunteer coordinator for the events, says, “For the events to be successful, we specifically need volunteers to serve as judges for both contests. We also need donations of cash and/or gift cards to incentivize the students to participate and to reward those who excel. We also need donations of refreshments for the Awards Celebration.”
Organizers will repeatedly and sincerely acknowledge all donors through a variety of media and give free exhibitor space at the Black History Month Awards Celebration on February 29, 2020, starting at 2:00 p.m. at Koinonia Farm Dining Hall, 1324 GA Hwy.49 S, Americus. The public is invited to attend.
At this Awards Celebration, all poster contest submissions will be displayed and attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the “Crowd Favorite” poster. Also, all student participants of both the Essay and Poster contests will receive Certificates of Recognition. First, Second, and Third prizes for both contests will be announced. Special guest speakers have been invited.
Koinonia Farm encourages middle school students to enter its 2020 Essay and Poster Contests. The events are open to any student in grades 6 through 8 who attends middle school in Sumter County.
The purpose of the two contests is to encourage the development of middle school students’ research and writing skills, to build students’ self-esteem and resilience, to build appreciation for multiculturalism, to increase awareness of African-American history, and to foster creativity and fun.”
The theme of the 2020 Black History Month Contests is “Civil Rights Heroines and Heroes of Georgia.”
All students who submit an essay or a poster by the February 15, 2020, deadline in proper form will receive a certificate of recognition.
For more information about these contests or about donating prizes, please contact Grace Terry, local organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 727.487.3207 (mobile phone).