LHS holds Black History essay contest

(Photo by Danneshia Hinton)  Pictured here are (l-r front) Adriauna Alston, a sophomore and the 2nd place winner; Samone Jackson, a senior and the 1st place winner; Lissilvia Haywood, a freshman and the 3rd place winner; (l-r back) Mrs. Marnise Stevenson, LHS librarian and member of the Nu Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; and LHS principal Dr. Tiimothy Thurman.

(Photo by Danneshia Hinton)
Pictured here are (l-r front) Adriauna Alston, a sophomore and the 2nd
place winner; Samone Jackson, a senior and the 1st place winner;
Lissilvia Haywood, a freshman and the 3rd place winner; (l-r back) Mrs.
Marnise Stevenson, LHS librarian and member of the Nu Nu Omega Chapter of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; and LHS principal Dr. Tiimothy Thurman.

If you could go back to the 1960s, what specific year would you choose to travel to  and what person, place or event would you visit?

The Nu Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. challenged Linden High School students to carefully consider an answer to that question and to organize their response into a well-developed and carefully organized essay.

The essay competition was a first for the LHS Black History Month Celebration, and LHS Librarian Marnise Stevenson, an AKA and member of the Omega Nu Nu Chapter, deserves the thanks for implementing the writing contest. Mrs. Stevenson announced the top three winners during the LHS Black History Assembly on February 19, 2013.

Senior Samone Jackson wrote the first place prize-winning essay and received $25. Jackson read her essay at the student assembly once all three winners were introduced. Sophomore Adriauna Alston was awarded second place honors and $15, and freshman Lissilvia Haywood won third place and $10.

LHS principal Dr. Timothy Thurman is pleased and grateful to announce that the Nu Nu Omega Chapter AKA Essay Competition will be an annual event at LHS during Black History Month.

Story by Mitzi Gates.