Youth Motivators sponsor Black History essay contest
The Youth Motivators of Henderson sponsored an essay contest in celebration of Black History at L.B. Yancey Elementary School on Feb. 26.
Contestants from grades second through fifth wrote essays on famous Black Americans.
Aniyah Scott took first place among second graders; Yair Valenzuela placed second and Destiny Hayes finished in third.
Third- through fifth-grade students competed in an overall competition. The overall winners were Kaliyshia Alexander (first place); Lawrence Hargrove (second place); and Vernell Edwards (third place).
In attendance for the event were four members of the Youth Motivators, which sponsored the program: Deloris Alston, Evelyn Mitchell, Elizabeth Blacknall and Carolyn Taylor. Taylor presented gifts to the winners.
Both students and teachers alike participated in the Black History program through singing, dancing, skits and poems.
The Rev. Milton Bennett recited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream.”