Office of the Comptroller

Black History Essay Contest

Comptroller Green invites all SLPS high school students to win $100, $75 and $50 savings bonds by entering her annual Black History Essay Contest.

February 1, 2011 | 2 min reading time

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Comptroller Darlene Green invites all SLPS high school students to win $100, $75 and $50 savings bonds by entering her annual Black History Essay Contest. Simply write a one to two page essay on the following topic: At this year’s MLK celebration, Comptroller Green told the crowd to “put down your guns and pick up the Bible.” Describe what you think she meant and why she said it.

Essays should be typed and double-spaced using 12-point font. Be sure to put your name, phone number and school at the top. Send completed essays to Judy Armstrong, 1520 Market St., Room 3005, St. Louis, MO 63103 or e-mail them to armstrongju@stlouiscity.com.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 25 and the winners will be announced in March. Visit the Comptroller's website for complete information.