DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PRINS. MEMO NO. 19
April 29, 2008
FROM: Linda M. Wallinger
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
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
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 email@example.com or (804)786-1201.