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February 22, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. Center

313 Greenhaven Dr NW
Lenoir, NC 28645
Black History Month
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Black History Month Essay Contest & Quiz Bowl

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Come watch local students show off their knowledge and writing skills during the Black History Month Essay Contest and Quiz Bowl at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.

Essay Contest / Quiz Bowl Competition

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 @ 6:00 pm 

For the Black History Month Essay Contest, students from Gamewell Middle School, William Lenoir Middle School, Hibriten High School, and West Caldwell High School submit essays on a specific Black history topic. 

The essay topic this year is "Who are the Greensboro Four, and how did they shape the Civil Rights Movement?"

Students must write a 250-word essay exploring the topic. Submissions are judged and the winners read their essay after the Quiz Bowl.

During the Quiz Bowl, teams from the four schools compete to see which students can answer the most questions about Black History. The winners are named the Middle School and High School champs. 

Call 757-2170 for more information.

Students from Gamewell and William Lenoir middle schools compete in the Quiz Bowl in 2023

Teams from Gamewell Middle School and William Lenoir Middle School compete in the Black History Month Quiz Bowl in 2023.

Blood Drive

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 from 2:00 to 6:30 PM | The City will close out Black History Month with an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Give back to your community by donating blood in support of Black History Month. Everyone who is able to give blood will get a $40 Amazon gift card online.

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