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Governor Rick Scott’s Black History Month Essay Contest is Open
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Florida Black History Month 2012

"African-American Pioneers Who Advanced Science and Technology"

Essay Contest Official Rules and Guidelines

Grades 4-5, 6-8, 9-12

Governor Rick Scott’s Black History Month Essay Contest is open to all 4th through 12th grade students in the state of Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary (4-5) student, one middle (6-8) student, and one high school (9-12) student. Winners will be notified the week of February 13, 2012.

• Entries must be mailed to Florida’s Foundation: Black History Month Committee, 820 East Park Avenue, Suite E-100, Tallahassee, Florida 32301. All entries must be received by the Foundation no later than 5:00 p.m. EST, January 20, 2012.

• High school and middle school essays should address the following topic: "Describe an African-American who made a significant achievement in science and technology and how has that achievement advanced American quality of life. How has this person inspired you to become interested in science and technology and how do you plan to use this inspiration to advance America?"

• 4th and 5th Grade essays should address the following topic: "Describe a scientific or technological achievement or advancement by an African-American who made an impact on the American way of life. Additionally, how were you inspired or benefited by this person and their achievement. "

• Each student may enter only one essay.

• A completed entry/parental waiver form must accompany each essay. The entry form/parental waiver can be obtained on the Governor’s Black History Month web site at www.floridablackhistory.com under the "Student Contests" tab.

• Essays submitted must include contestant’s name, home address, telephone number, school the student attends, grade level, title of the essay, and a word count. Essays must be no longer than 500 words in length, and should be typed.

• Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. http://www.myfloridaprepaid.com/foundation

• Winners will be awarded their scholarships at the Governor’s Black History Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and 2 immediate family members.

• Winners must be Florida residents and be able to provide a Social Security Number.

Contact Florida’s Foundation at (850) 410-0696 for any further questions.For more information, visit www.FloridaBlackHistory.com.

 

Florida Black History Month 2012

"African-American Pioneers Who Advanced Science and Technology"

Governor Rick Scott’s Black History Month

Essay Entry Parental/Legal Guardian Waiver Form

Student Name:

Grade Level:

Essay Title:

Word Count:

Name of School:

Home Mailing Address:

Home Telephone Number:

E-mail Address:

Release Statement:

As parent or guardian, I acknowledge that my child has written the attached essay. Should he or she win the essay contest, I agree to allow the essay to be distributed publicly. I also understand that if it is discovered my child plagiarized or that the thoughts expressed are not his or her own, the essay will be subject to disqualification.

Signature, parent/guardian name, and contact phone number:

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Parent/Guardian Signature

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Parent/Guardian Name (Print)

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Parent/Guardian Telephone Number

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