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6th – 8th Grade Essay Contest – Deadline: February 23, 2018

Posted January 16th, 2018

In celebration of Black History Month, community youth are invited to share their thoughts on his or her favorite African-American trailblazer.  This contest is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade middle school students living in Winter Haven, FL.  Prizes will be awarded to the overall 1st and 2nd place winners.  Click Here for Essay Contest Guidelines.

  • Ages: 6th, 7th & 8th Graders
  • Essay Deadline: February 23, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m.
  • Submit Essays: Chain O’ Lakes Complex (210 Cypress Gardens Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880) or Winter Haven Recreational and Cultural Center (801 Ave. T NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881) or via email at