COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 19

April 29, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO: Principals

 

FROM: Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT: Literary Contest: From Struggle to Triumph to Tomorrow

 

The Virginia Civil Rights Memorial Symposium Sub-committee is pleased to present the From Struggle to Triumph to Tomorrow Literary Contest, which is open to all students in grades 9 through 12.  The Civil Rights Memorial will be unveiled in late July 2008 on Capitol Square, and the symposium is one of a series of events around the historic occasion. 

 

In an effort in encourage youth understanding and involvement, a literary contest for high school students has been incorporated as a part of the symposium.  Students will respond to a literary prompt, and they may submit both essays and poems. Previously published works are ineligible.

 

The first place prize is $1,000, and the deadline is May 30, 2008.  Additional information about the literary prompt and other requirements may be found at http://www.administration.virginia.gov/LiteraryContest0508/index.cfm.

 

For further information, please contact Joycelyn Bassette Blizzard, special assistant to the Secretary of Administration, Office of the Governor, at joycelyn.blizzard@governor.virginia.gov or (804)786-1201.

 

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