Levin Launches Women's History Month Essay ..
Fairfield, CT - Rep. Kupchick's Women's History Month Essay Contest
Women’s History Month in the United States grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, , in 1978. Presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa.
AAUW Women’s History Month Essay Contest Winners …
FEBRUARY 2012 -- African American women have played a vital role in the history of our Nation and our Army since the American Revolution. Their patriotism, loyalty and leadership, coupled with their hard work, intellect and artistic expression, have enriched the African American community and the Nation as a whole. In slavery and freedom, their struggles have been at the heart of the human experience, and their fight against racism and sexism serve as a testament to their perseverance to overcome adversity.
From Harriet Tubman, a leader and conductor of the Underground Railroad, to Rosa Parks, the mother of the modern Civil Rights Movement, to First Lady Michelle Obama, these courageous women serve as role models for all to emulate. The Army has also benefitted from the leadership, intelligence and contributions of the African American women in our ranks, and today we celebrate the recent promotion of Major General Marcia Anderson, the Army's first African American female Two Star General and recognize Ms. Tracey Pinson, the Army's highest ranking female African American Senior Executive Service member. These women, and so many others, are expressions of a vibrant culture in which African American women play a critical role in the strength of this Nation and our Army.
We are grateful for the sacrifices and contributions African American Women, Soldiers, Civilians and Families have played in our success. We encourage the entire Army Family to honor publicly their contributions by encouraging all leaders from across the Army to plan and execute appropriate commemorative activities to celebrate African American/Black History Month.
Raymond F. Chandler III
Sergeant Major of the Army
Raymond T. Odierno
General, United States Army Chief of Staff
John M. McHugh
Secretary of the Army
The Women's History Month themed essay writing bundle includes 6 different prompts. There are two prompts each for expository, persuasive and narrative essay …Certificates of special congressional recognition will be awarded to all participants who submit an essay. A panel of judges, active members of the 12th Congressional District community, will select one essay from each grade level to be featured on Congressman Levin’s congressional Web site. Each winner will also receive an autographed “Women in Congress” book.
To spread the word to your students you can print a copy of the Women's History Month 12th Congressional District Middle School Essay Competition Flyer.