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MCC Holds Annual Stanley Lewis Multicultural/Diversity Writing Contest

Madisonville Community College (MCC) announces the 2012 Stanley Lewis Multicultural/Diversity Writing Contest. This contest is an opportunity for students and the community to share their thoughts, feelings, and ideas through submissions that relate to multiculturalism and/or diversity; submissions may be in the form of poems, essays, short stories, or any combination of these. It was established in memory of Stanley Lewis, MCC s first African-American faculty member, a man who was dedicated to meeting the needs of students and providing the best service possible to all.

Mr. Lewis was an active member and trustee at Eastview Baptist Church in Madisonville. The church remembers him through their contribution of a $1,000 U. S. Savings Bond as the prize for the 1st place winner. Additional prizes are supported by the MCC Endowed Scholarship Fund, and the F. O. amp; Earnestine Baker Diversity Endowment. The 2nd place winner receives a $300 U. S. Savings Bond and the 3rd place winner will receive a $100 U. S. Savings Bond. The contest is also open to public, private, and home school elementary and middle school students; a $100 U. S. Savings Bond will be given for the best submission in this category.

Entry deadline is February 3, 2012. Submissions should relate to multiculturalism and/or diversity in some capacity. To obtain an entry form or for additional information, please contact the MCC Loman C. Trover Library Cherry Berges at (270) 824-8677 or Patricia Jewell at (270) 824-8676.