COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 64

October 8, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Black History Month Essay Contest

 

Dominion Virginia Power and Dominion North Carolina Power are sponsoring a writing contest for African-American high school seniors in preparation for Black History Month. The winning student will receive a $750 U.S. Savings Bond and the students school will receive a cash award of $1000.

 

Students must select one of the individuals featured in Dominions Strong Men and Women: Excellence in Leadership materials and write a 300-word essay about this individual and why he or she deserves respect and recognition as a leader. Each school may submit two entries. The entries should be mailed to: Minority Affairs, Dominion Virginia Power, P.O. Box 26666, Richmond, VA 23261. The entries must be received by November 12, 2002.

 

Additional information on the contest, the list of individuals, and further instructions are available through the Minority Affairs Office of Dominion Virginia Power at (804) 771-4797 or on their website at http://www.dom.com (key word strong).

 

For further information, please contact Colleen C. Bryant (cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), history and social science specialist for secondary education, at (804) 786-4640.

 

PIW/CCB