The Arc Central Chesapeake Region is seeking essays from students for a Thanksgiving essay contest celebrating diversity within the community.
Students are asked to write about the fact that knowing people who have different abilities, ideas and cultures helps us to learn compassion, empathy, and grow as human beings. The first Thanksgiving in America brought together two groups of people who were vastly different: the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. For this contest write about the following. How have those who are different from you helped you grow and learn? Why are you thankful for the opportunity to know them?
Essays are due Nov. 9 and can be submitted online at http://tinyurl.com/9bf78bo. A panel of two will judge the essays for one winner in each of the elementary school, middle school, and high school categories. Winners will be announced on The Arc Central Chesapeake Region’s Facebook page on Nov. 14t. Winning essays will be published in the Thanksgiving edition of The Capital.
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region’s mission is to promote respect, create opportunities and advocate for equal rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.