Florida First Lady: Black History Month Theme, Student Contests

Florida First Lady: Black History Month Theme, Student Contests

First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2021 Black History Month Theme and Student Contests
Student essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation

Tallahassee, FL (STL.News) Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the theme for Black History Month in February will be “Community Champions – Celebrating the Contributions of African Americans in Florida’s Communities” and released information regarding the student art and essay contests and Excellence in Education awards.

“Countless contributions of Black Floridians continue to shape our communities statewide,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis.  “During Black History Month, the Governor and I look forward to recognizing and celebrating these champions of service who have made Florida stronger. I encourage students from across the state to join in these celebrations and enter our art and essay contest, as well as educators that go above and beyond to serve our students.”

First Lady DeSantis is inviting students to participate in academic and creative contests based on theme, “Community Champions – Celebrating the Contributions of African Americans in Florida’s Communities.”  Students in grades K-3 can participate in an art contest while students in grades 4-12 can participate in an essay contest. 

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