Printer Friendly

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO RAISE A HAND FOR THEIR HERO

 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO RAISE A HAND FOR THEIR HERO
 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- White Castle System, Inc. and


KPRS-FM radio team up with Kansas City area high school teachers today to kick off their second annual "Black Heroes Essay Contest" for high school students. In keeping with this year's contest theme, "Raise Your Hand For Your Hero," all students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to pick up a pencil and write an essay about how an African-American person has positively influenced their lives. Author of the winning essay will receive a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond from White Castle and be given the chance by KPRS-FM to read his or her essay on the air during Black History Month in February.
 "Heroes and role models are important to today's youth and can be found both in history books and in daily life," said Kim Bartley, White Castle's director of marketing.
 "Today many everyday working people 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 well-known historical black leaders - are who we want students to write about in their essays."
 "Raise Your Hand For Your Hero" posters, provided by White Castle, are on display throughout November in all area high schools and White Castle restaurants. Contest co-sponsor KPRS-FM is also encouraging high school students to participate with on-air announcements that communicate contest details. Students can receive an entry form by contacting their English teacher, calling KPRS-FM or dialing 800-852-7583. The deadline for entries is December 1.
 "The first Black Heroes Essay Contest held last year was a tremendous success," said Bartley, "as students expressed their admiration for both living and historical personal heroes.
 "We were pleasantly surprised with over 1,600 essay entries from our 15 participating markets from students who wrote about parents, teachers, coaches and employers," Bartley added. "We look forward to this year's contest entries."
 -0- 11/2/92
 /CONTACT: Kim Bartley, director of marketing, White Castle System, Inc., 614-228-5781/ CO: White Castle System, Inc. ST: Ohio, Kansas, Missouri IN: LEI SU:


BM -- CL014 -- 1662 11/02/92 14:01 EST
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Nov 2, 1992
Words:371
Previous Article:THE CIT GROUP TAKES TOP HONORS FOR INNOVATIVE MARKETING PROGRAM; WINS BEST IN SHOW DIAMOND AND GOLD ECHO AWARDS FOR DIRECT MAIL CAMPAIGN
Next Article:UNIVERSAL PICTURES ANNOUNCES THREE MAJOR RELEASES FOR YEAR END: 'SCENT OF A WOMAN,' 'LORENZO'S OIL' AND 'TRESPASS'
Topics:


Related Articles
CINCINNATI STUDENTS WRITE ESSAYS TO HONOR HEROES AND WIN $1,000
MINNEAPOLIS STUDENTS WRITE ESSAYS TO HONOR HEROES AND WIN $1,000
LOCAL STUDENT RECOGNIZES ENTIRE GROUP AS HEROES
LOCAL STUDENT FINDS HERO CLOSE TO HOME
LOCAL STUDENT REALIZES 'THEY HAD BEEN THERE FROM THE BEGINNING'
LOCAL STUDENT GAINS STRENGTH, LOVE FROM HER HERO
LOCAL STUDENT FINDS HER HERO IN AL SHARPTON
LOCAL STUDENT GAINS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
LOCAL STUDENT WRITES OF HER HERO -- MAYA ANGELOU
LOCAL STUDENT 'KEEPS HIS DREAM ALIVE'

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters