Pitt-Greensburg and NAACP sponsor essay contest
GREENSBURG, PA – Students in grades six, seven, and eight who live in areas served by the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP are invited to participate in the 16th Annual Essay Contest to Celebrate Diversity. The contest is sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg’s President’s Advisory Committee on Diversity Affairs and the Greensburg-Jeannette Branch of the NAACP.
Incorporating the theme, “The Unity of Difference,” students are invited to discuss the importance of diversity of background in the history and for the future of the United States. Prizes are $200 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place. Contest winners will be invited to read their essays and receive their awards on February 24, at 7 p.m. in Village Hall at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
Essays should be between 500 and 1000 words, typed, and double spaced. A cover sheet should be attached as the first page of the submission containing the writer’s complete name, age, grade, school, home address, e-mail address, and phone number.
Essays must be postmarked by February 10 and sent to Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP; ATTN: Essay Contest; 1011 Old Salem Road, Suite 207; Greensburg, PA 15601. Winners will be notified by February 17 and will need to provide a social security number in order to receive an award check.
For contest rules Click Here.
The Greensburg-Jeannette Branch of the NAACP serves all of Westmoreland County except Allegheny-Kiski and Monessen. Questions about the essay contest may be directed to Ruth Tolbert, Branch President of the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP, at 724-838-9146.