New Testament Christian Academy celebrates the life of Booker T. Washington with 3rd annual essay writing contest

May 2, 2019

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, New Testament Christian Academy hosted their 3rd Annual Booker T. Washington Essay Contest at their school, 10201 W. Bradley Rd. The essay contest was sponsored by Professor Edie Adekunle-Wilson, a Booker T. Washington Society representative.

For the past four weeks the students at New Testament have read and discussed “Booker T. Washington: An American Hero,” and then wrote a 250 to 500 word essay on the great African American educator, author, orator, and presidential advisor. The students then read their essays out loud for the judges and were awarded certificates with the winners receiving $100, $50 and $25 respectively.

Pictured at the event are (back row, from left) 5th grade teacher and coach Kellie Kubiak; Airel Malone; Kimira Dotson, 4th grade teacher and coach Kendrick Allen; Brandon Watkins; Ivan Cameron; Jenna Kusch; event sponsor Professor Edie Adekunle-Wilson; (front row, from left) Joshua DeShazor, Leah Thiemer, Kylah Alexander; Lorena Applewhite; and Sa’ri Malone.