The Florida Department of Education, in partnership with Volunteer Florida, announced the 2023 Black History Month student art and essay contest theme — “Celebrating the Achievements of African American Floridians.”
Clay County District Schools are celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February and students grades kindergarten through third grade participate in the art contest, while children grades four through 12 partake in the essay contest. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Students, parents, teachers and principals are also encouraged to nominate full-time educators of all grade levels for the Black History Month “Excellence in Education” Award. These nominations are also due Feb. 7, Clay County District Schools Communication Coordinator Terri Dennis said.
Additionally, Clay County District Schools has another contest for sixth-grade students, sponsored by the Clay County Education-Retired organization. Participation is optional and winners will receive $100, $50 and $25 for first, second and third-place prizes.
Click here to learn more about Clay County Education-Retired and the Black History Month contest requirements.
Throughout the month, students of all grade levels will spend time in their classes learning about key individuals and topics relevant to Black History Month such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, Maya Angelou, Thurgood Marshall and the Civil Rights Movement, Dennis said.
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