EPB honors Black History Month poetry contest winners

CHATTANOOGA – EPB is honoring eight Hamilton County students who won the company’s 12th Annual Black History Month Contest after submitting original poetry inspired by efforts to advance the cause of equality.

Students in the first through 12th grades in public and private schools, as well as home schooled children, were offered the opportunity to compete by writing poetry that celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.

A panel of local judges reviewed entries from 362 students in four age categories.

“EPB is thankful to all of the students who participated, and we congratulate the winners of this year’s contest,” said EPB president David Wade. “We are proud to be a partner in education, working with students, parents, teachers and everyone in our community who realizes the value of inspiring young minds.”

Each of the eight winners was honored at a banquet Thursday evening. Each winner, as well as their teacher, will receive a $100 prize.

*Photo via Knox News

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