Winners of local Black History Month essay contest honored


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Art Brooks of the Black History Month Committee speaks to the students and family members as History Center Executive Director Shelby Boatman looks on.

Art Brooks of the Black History Month Committee speaks to the students and family members as History Center Executive Director Shelby Boatman looks on.


Tom Barr | New Journal

Pictured are the essay winners, with representatives from the sponsoring organizations, at the Clinton County History Center.


Tom Barr | New Journal

Read the winning essays at:

https://clintoncountyhistory.org/?p=3956

WILMINGTON — During the month of February, the local Black History Month Committee in conjunction with the Clinton County History Center and Wilmington Savings Bank sponsored a county-wide essay contest for middle and high school students.

The essay was to focus on a particular African American who has inspired the student and how the student has been impacted by that life.

Essays ranged from historical figures to individuals personally known by the authors.

The Black History Month Committee is pleased to congratulate these winners:

Wilmington Middle

Makenna Dorsch — first place

Autumn Byrd — second place

Sarah Weller — third place

Morgan Mertz — fourth place

Blanchester Middle

Aisley Czaika — first place

Each of these winners was given a certificate of recognition by History Center Executive Director Shelby Boatman. They also were presented with a $50 voucher to establish a savings account at Wilmington Savings Bank from CEO Robert Grant, Retail Manager Matt Bradley and Lender Landon Wyatt.

The Black History Month Committee is grateful for these students, their guidance counselors, Wilmington Savings Bank, and the Clinton County History Center for their participation and leadership.

Art Brooks of the Black History Month Committee speaks to the students and family members as History Center Executive Director Shelby Boatman looks on.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_DSC_0439.jpgArt Brooks of the Black History Month Committee speaks to the students and family members as History Center Executive Director Shelby Boatman looks on. Tom Barr | New Journal

Pictured are the essay winners, with representatives from the sponsoring organizations, at the Clinton County History Center.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/03/web1_DSC_0441.jpgPictured are the essay winners, with representatives from the sponsoring organizations, at the Clinton County History Center. Tom Barr | New Journal

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Read the winning essays at:

https://clintoncountyhistory.org/?p=3956