Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Essay Contest for Ft. Bliss Students

MCAD (Museums & Cultural Affairs Dept.) is pleased to announce the Celebrate Our Heritage Essay Competition for Ft. Bliss students. This project has been made possible by a grant from Teaching Tolerance.

Ft. Bliss students in grades 6 – 12 are encouraged to enter the competition to share the story of their culture. The term culture can be used at the student’s discretion (i.e. traditions, color, religion, military culture, etc.) Essays must be accompanied with a piece of artwork or a photo. Applications MUST be submitted with essays. Complete information and applications can be picked up at the Dorris Van Doren Regional Branch Library.

DEADLINE: November 20, 2009.

Fifteen essays will be exhibited at the El Paso Museum of History throughout December. MCAD will work with surrounding school districts to schedule tours with special presentations for the exhibit. The intent of the project is to educate students about the diversity of our area and to engage students in conversation about culture.

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