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CINCINNATI STUDENTS WRITE ESSAYS TO HONOR HEROES AND WIN $1,000

 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- White Castle System, Inc. and WIZF-FM radio team up with Cincinnati-area high school teachers in November to kick off their third annual "Black Heroes Essay Contest." The contest theme, "Raise A Hand For Your Hero," invites students in grades 9-12 to write about any African-American person who has had a positive influence in their lives. The author of the one winning essay will receive a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond from White Castle. The winner will also be able to read his or her essay on WIZF-FM throughout Black History Month in February.
 "Heroes and role models are an important part of students' lives today. We wanted to give students a chance to remember these individuals and express their feelings," said Kim Bartley, White Castle's director of marketing.
 "There are many working people today who are shaping the lives of our youth in a great way by raising their self-esteem and giving them the tools to attain personal achievements," Bartley said. "These African-American role models -- in addition to historical black leaders -- are who we want students to write about in their essays."
 The contest is being promoted in local White Castle restaurants and through promotional announcements on WIZF-FM. Students can receive an entry form by contacting their English teacher, calling WIZF-FM or 800-852-7583. Deadline for entries is Dec. 1, 1993.
 "The second Black Heroes Essay Contest was a great success; the number of entries increased over 60 percent from the first year," said Bartley. "We're really looking forward to this year's contest entries."
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 /CONTACT: Kim Bartley, director of marketing, of White Castle System, 614-228-5781/


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