On the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington, the South Carolina Department of Education is holding a student writing contest highlighting the importance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and encouraging high school students to put their own dreams for the future into words.

The contest is for South Carolina students in grades 9 – 12.

The deadline for submission is September 29, and the winner will be announced October 23.
The prize is recognition at the South Carolina African American History Calendar event on November 27 and an invitation to the VIP reception.

Read more about the competition by visiting the SCDE website.

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