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Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group 6th Annual Essay and Video Competition: Special Needs Students Invited to Submit

6th Annual Essay and Video Competition: Special Needs Students Invited to Submit

Sixth Annual Essay and Video Competition

The Henrietta Lacks Legacy (HLLG) Group invites your
submissions to the 6 th Annual Essay and Video Competition.
Open to high school, middle school, and home school students
across the country.

First Prize: $125.00,
Second Prize: $100.00
Third Prize: $75.00

Eligibility:

All high school, middle school, and home school students across
the United States.

Special Needs Students:

The competition is also open to special needs students in high
and middle schools. Submissions may include text and
graphics/artwork and address one of the two assignments
below, depending on grade level, and sent to: HLLG, PO Box
21882, Turner Station, MD 21222.

Specifications:

High school students must submit a 300-word typed essay on
the contributions of Mrs. Lacks to modern medicine and why it
is important to remember her today.

Middle school students must compose a letter to Mrs. Lacks.
Reflect on her contributions to modern medicine and how the
use of her cells has affected you or your family. The strongest
entries will reflect not only on her history but also emphasize
why her legacy is so important to remember today.
Video submissions should include a multi-media video clip (of
images, interviews, etc.), reflecting on the contributions of
Henrietta Lacks to modern medicine and why it is so important
to remember her legacy today, not to exceed 3 minutes in
length.

All submissions must include: Student’s full name, grade, name
of teacher / parent, name of school, city, state, and email
address of teacher/parent. Please do not send student’s email
address. Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018 at Midnight;
Send submission to: hlackslegacy@gmail.com