Carver Elementary School: ‘My Hero’ described in essays for Black History Month

Feb. 16, 2013 @ 09:30 PM


Carver Elementary School students (at the fourth- and fifth-grade level) recently participated in a short essay contest in honor of Black History Month. “My Hero” was the topic they were given to write about.

The contest winners were — Graci Hawks and Tawain Bullock in a tie for first place, and Tiquirian Powell and Cam’Ron Branch, placing second and third, respectively. Bullock, is a student of Mrs. Fields’ fifth-grade class while the other three all attend Mrs. R. Miles’ fourth-grade class. They will each receive a certificate and a monetary award during the next PTA meeting.

All 18 participants were given a “Token of Love” ($2) from Marion B. Perry, who sponsored the contest.

The contest was organized with two goals in mind. First, it was held to allow fourth and fifth grade students to express their thoughts concerning someone in their lives that has positively influenced them at some point. It also afforded them an opportunity to practicing their writing skills in preparation for the upcoming annual writing test.