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LEAD Student Contest

n celebration of Black History Month, Hillsborough County Public Schools is proud to announce the LEAD (Lead, Empower, Advocate, Dream) Student Contest. Leaders impact us in so many ways. We encounter leaders at home, in our schools, religious institutions, on the playing field, and many other places throughout our community. The LEAD contest challenges students to create an artistic interpretation expressing how he or she has been inspired by a local black leader.

For example, consider the following possibilities:
◆ Pastor, Family Member, Judge, Lawyer, Doctor
◆ Advisor/Mentor, Musician, Artist, Community Advocate
◆ Teacher, Educator, Principal, Coach, Friend
◆ Fireman, Policeman, Military Member, and many more

Are there different categories?
There are three arts categories: Literature, Performance, and Visual Arts. Winners will be selected in each category from each student division. An entry will be judged primarily on originality, creativity, and how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme.

What kind of prizes can students win?
Student prizes include scholarships, monetary awards, laptops, sports memorabilia, and more.

When is the contest entry deadline?
All entries must be submitted by the close of business (5:00pm) on Friday, January 9, 2015. Winners will be notified the first week of February and invited to the School Board meeting on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, to be recognized.

What are the contest rules?
Go to the HCPS website and type "Go lead" in the search box or click on the link below for contest rules, the online entry form, contact information, and more.

So take the "LEAD" and encourage your students to enter today!


More information will be listed under the scholarship tab on this website.

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