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United States : Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2018 Black History Month Student and Teacher Contest Winners.

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott announced the 2018 Black History Month student contest winners and Excellence in Education award recipients. This years theme was A Celebration of Innovative African-American Leaders and the winners were honored last night during the annual Black History Month awards ceremony at the Florida Governors Mansion. Black History Month is celebrated every year in Florida during the month of February.

Governor Scott said, My wife, Ann, and I are honored to celebrate the 2018 Black History Month student and educator contest winners. Its great to recognize the hard work of these Florida students and educators and celebrate the contributions and achievements of African-Americans throughout our history.

First Lady Ann Scott said, Its an honor to recognize this years Black History Month contest winners and thank all of the outstanding students who participated across the state. It is wonderful to see students taking advantage of this opportunity to earn a four-year Florida College Plan scholarship while learning about Floridas innovative African-American leaders.

Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus said, It was a pleasure joining the Governor and First Lady tonight to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work of Florida students and teachers. We are so thankful to all our sponsors who made this important event possibleespecially the Florida Prepaid College Foundation which provided three, four-year college scholarships to our essay contest winners.

Education Commissioner Pam Stewart said, It is an honor to join Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott in celebrating Black History Month. I applaud these students and educators for the exceptional way in which they recognized the countless African-Americans who have and continue to contribute greatly to our state and nation.

The 2018 Florida Black History Month theme was A Celebration of Innovative African American Leaders.

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Date:Mar 24, 2018
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