1st Place Essay Contest Winner

Congratulations to 8th-grade student, Gabrielle Wood! Her submission won first place in the Fifth Third Bank Black History Month 2021 Short Essay Contest. 

My role models are what makes up Black History
We’re extraordinary, I’m told
But anyone can see Because of Mae Jemison, I see myself in space
Because of Rosa Parks, I take a stand in what I believe in
Because of Kamala Harris, I’m assured I can do anything I set my mind to do
Can’t you see we’re extraordinary?

My past overflows to my future
The pain and joy I see through Black History
I grasp on to every fight and triumph
I hold it tight running like Jesse Owens
Through the storms ahead Knowledge of my past guides me                                                                                 -
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