For Educators & Friends of Education,
The YWCA Wheeling is proud to announce the continuation and additions to our Project on Racism Contest, formerly known as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest. We are continuing the essay portion of the contest; just adding a few more elements. Beginning this year, we are including a music/song contest, & a Five Minute Film contest along with the essays. The Project on Racism Contest still honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while encouraging students’ creativity through essay writing, musical expression, and film. The YWCA Wheeling is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Attached is a packet explaining more in detail.
The 2019 Project on Racism Contest will be based on the following quote from Dr. King
“Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – speech on March 8, 1965 in Selma Alabama
Students are invited to submit their entries on or before Wednesday, November 1st, 2018. We hope you will consider incorporating our contest into your fall projects & curriculum. Since I am relatively new at this position, this is a new spin to the contest; we are expecting a little adjustment.
Please free to contact Ron Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org with any issues, concerns, and/or questions.
Thank you on advance for your participation, patience, and consideration.
2019 Project on Racism winners
1st – 4th grade Essay contest winners:
1st Place: Connor Johnston 10, 4th grader at West Liberty Elementary School, Mrs. Ratcliffe
2nd Place: Isabella Carlson 10, 4th grader at Bethlehem Elementary School, Mrs. Eikey
3rd Place: Vanessa Clemens 9, 4th grader at Ritchie Elementary School
5th – 8th grade Essay contest winners:
1st Place: Joey Mogyoros 13, 8th grader at St Francis Central Catholic School, Mrs. Brantmayer
2nd Place: Susan Tenney 11, 6th grader at John Adams Middle School, Mrs. McCoy
3rd Place: Nate Simon 12, 7th grader at Triadelphia Middle School, Mrs. Alexander
9th – 12th grade Essay Conest winners:
1st Place: Lacaya Cyrus 17, 12th grader at South Charleston High School,
2nd Place: Triston Rice 14, 9th grader at George Washington High School, Mrs. Redd
3rd Place: Erin Brogan 15, 9th grader at Wheeling Park High School, Mrs. Conley
1st – 4th grade 5 Minute Film Contest winners:
1st Place: Skyler Hunter, 4th grader at West Liberty Elementary School
2nd Place: Julien Butler, 4th grader at West Liberty Elementary School
3rd Place: Logan Sonda, 4th grader at West Liberty Elementary School
5th – 8th grade 5 minute Film Contest winners:
1st Place: Lauren Erwin, 7th grader at Triadelphia Middle School
2nd Place: Rylin Russell & Addy Bommer, 7th graders at Triadelphia Middle School
3rd Place: Aigia Smith, Natalie Daugherty, and Addy Perks, 7th graders at Triadelphia Middle School
9th – 12th Grade 5 Minute Film Contest winners:
1st Place: Mikey Kluska and Peyton Pack, 11th graders at Greenbrier East High School
2nd Place: Jacob Moles, Greenbrier East High School
3rd Place: Carly Crutchfield, Zach Robeson, Ella Keeney, & Jess Pridemore, Greenbrier East High School
1st Place: “Bystander”- Jovey McFarland 13, 8th grader at Beckley Stratton Middle School, Mrs. Floyd
2nd Place: “In the Eyes of a Bystander”- Victoria DeJarnette, 13, 8th grader at Beckley Stratton Middle School, Mrs. Floyd
Stand Against Racism – is a movement of the YWCA that aims to
eliminate racism by raising awareness through its annual event which takes place the last Friday of each April. We address the root cause of racism and encourage conversations across diverse communities in the USA.
STOP – Ohio, Marshall, and Wetzel Counties – (STOP Violence Against Women Program) encourages governmental and nongovernmental agencies to restructure and strengthen the criminal justice system response to be proactive in dealing with the problem of violence against women.
Ron Scott, Director