Gaithersburg Hosts African American History Month Essay Contest

In celebration of African American History Month, the City of Gaithersburg’s Multicultural Affairs Committee is hosting an essay contest for third, fourth and fifth grade students from Gaithersburg elementary schools.gaithersburg logo

The top three essay winners will read their essays and receive awards during a special reception on Wednesday, February 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue. The public is invited to attend.

The theme for the essay contest is “What Lessons Can We Learn from the Life of Nelson Mandela?” Essays must be typed, double spaced and between 100 and 300 words, and will be judged on content and originality. Student’s name, grade and school must be included in the essay’s heading. Entries must be submitted by e-mail to, with “MAC Essay Contest 2015” written in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is Jan.16.

For more information, please contact Andi Rosati at 301.258.6350 x128 or e-mail

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Krista Brick

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