SVCC Announces Annual African-American History Contest

Published 5:13 pm Thursday, January 19, 2012

The eighth annual African-American History Contest sponsored by Southside Virginia Community College will challenge what you know and offer a chance to win monetary prizes, too. Students and the general public are eligible to participate for prizes of $200, $100 and $50. Sponsors include the SVCC President Dr. John J. Cavan, Student Development and Student Activities.

Contest questions were compiled by Saleem Abdul-Basir, an SVCC graduate, and will require some knowledge and/or investigation on the part of the participants.

Contest materials can be picked up from these SVCC locations now: Southside Virginia Higher Education Center in Emporia from Gary Cifers or Vondrenna Smithers; the SVCC Christanna Campus in Alberta from Bernadette Battle, Louise Ogburn; SVCC John H. Daniel Campus in Keysville from Letina Giles; the Estes Community Center in Chase City from Melissa Robbins; Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston from Kathy Whitt; Occupational Technical Center in Blackstone from Lydia Shepherd; and Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center in South Hill from Makiko Malone.

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The deadline for submitting completed entries is 5 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 22. Celebrate African American History Month by participating in this challenge. For further information, contact Bernadette Battle at 434-949-1063 or Le'Tina Giles at 434-736-2023.