Washington Wizards and Amtrak to Sponsor Black History Month Poetry Contest
Courtesy of WizardsCare.com
Washington Wizards center Etan Thomas and AMTRAK encourage all students from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia to celebrate Black History Month by participating in the 2009 Character, Commitment, Connection Poetry Contest.
In 200 words or less, students grades K-12 are invited to write a poem about any African American leader of the past or present, famous or not famous, that they admire for their Character, Commitment and Connection to the community.
Three grand prize winners will be selected: one elementary school (K-5) student, one middle school (6-8) student and one high school (9-12) student. In addition, three first place winners will be selected. All entries must be received by Wed. Feb. 4. A panel of judges will select the three winning poems, and winners will be announced on Wed. Feb. 11 on WashingtonWizards.com.