The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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November 19, 2012

Deadline Dec. 14 for disability essay contest

CHARLESTON — West Virginia high school seniors have the opportunity to compete in a disability history essay contest.

The contest provides high school seniors with an occasion to showcase writing skills and individual knowledge and perspectives about the disability rights movement, as well as a chance to win prize money.

The essay topic is: “The significance of the disability rights movement to today’s world.”

“It is very important for West Virginia’s youth to have opportunities to learn how people with disabilities were instrumental in changing our history for the better,” said Acting Director Donna Ashworth, West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services. “This collaborative effort is an attempt to promote disability awareness throughout our schools and communities.”

Essays and completed entry forms must be submitted by Dec. 14. All entries must comply with specified contest rules.

Up to 13 high school seniors could win prize money through this competition. An overall state winner will be selected from all entries submitted, with this prize equaling $2,000. A selection committee will judge the entries, with the writers’ identities being concealed until after winners have been selected.

The contest is sponsored by the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services, the Statewide Independent Living Council and the State Rehabilitation Council, with cooperation from the West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts.

For an entry form and contest rules, please visit www.wvsilc.org.

For more information about the contest, please call the West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council at 1-855-855-9743.

 

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