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Last day to submit entry into Black History Month contests

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Feb 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-26 08:52:38-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.  — Today is the last day for students to enter the Black History Month contests.

The Art contest is open to Kindergarten through third grade. Two winners will be selected.

The Essay contest is open to grades fourth through twelfth.

Each student will submit one essay no longer than 500 words based on this year’s theme. Three winners will be selected: one elementary school student (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8), and one high school student (grades 9-12).

Each winner will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to all full-time educators in an elementary, middle, or high school in Florida.

Three winners will be selected: one elementary school teacher (grades K-5), one middle school teacher (grades 6-8), and one high school teacher (grades 9-12).

Nominations may be submitted by a principal, teacher, parent/guardian, or student.

All entries must be received by 5 pm (ET) on February 26, 2021.

For more information on the contest and how to submit click here.