McEachin announces Black History Month essay contest

Published 3:19 pm Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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On Monday, Jan. 6, Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) announced a Black History Month Essay Contest for middle and high school students (grades 6-12) residing in Virginia’s 4th Congressional District. The prompt of the contest is “What Black History Month means to me.”

Black History Month honors the historic and present contributions that African American men and women have made in our country,”McEachin said. “I want to encourage our young folks and students to think about what these contributions and this month mean to them personally, and I look forward to seeing their responses.”

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 to no later than February 6, 2020. Winners will be notified individually and announced on Congressman McEachin’s social media in February.

The Fourth Congressional District includes all of Southampton County, as well as the counties of Sussex, Greensville, Surry, Prince George, Charles City and part of Chesterfield; as well as the cities of Emporia, Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Richmond and parts of Suffolk and Chesapeake.