Library Announces Black History Month Essay Contest

UNION — The Union Public Library is commemorating Black History Month by holding an essay contest.  This contest is open to all fifth grade students residing in the Township of Union.

Students are invited to write a 200- to 250-word essay on an African American in history whom they most admire.  The essay will state who that person was; why the writer chose that person; what they did, and/or why they were important.  Essays will be judged on content, presentation, neatness, handwriting and spelling. The essay should be written on 8 ½ x 11 ruled paper.  Entrants should include their name, address, home telephone number and the school they attend.  Awards for first, second, and third place will be given.


The contest begins today. The deadline for submitting an entry is Saturday, Feb. 19.  Essays may be turned in at the Vauxhall Branch Circulation Desk, 123 Hilton Avenue, Vauxhall or the Children’s Circulation Desk at the Union Library, 1980 Morris Avenue, Union.  Winners will be announced Monday, Feb. 28.  All essays will be on display in both library locations from Feb. 28 to March12.

A recognition ceremony will be held at the Vauxhall Branch Library on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m.

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