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Hispanic Heritage Month Youth Essay

To strengthen our youth writing skills and cultivate their Hispanic Heritage, the city is hosting an essay contest.

Essay topic
What things about your hispanic/latino culture that your parents/grandparents taught you that you like the most?

Essay requirements

  1. Write a thoughtful essay up to 250 words using the prompt above
  2. Essay author must be a student participating in any City of Orlando neighborhood center
  3. Only one entry per student

All entries must be received by Friday, September 28, 2018.

There are three entry categories:

  • 5th to 7th grade
  • 8th to 10th grade
  • 11th to 12th grade

Winners will be announced the second week of October during a ceremony.

Winners will receive:

  • First place: $100 gift card
  • Second place: $75 gift card
  • Third place: $50 gift card
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