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Essay contest for seniors of color
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ATLANTA — Fifteen Georgia seniors have a chance to win the third annual Colored Rocks Prize in a competition launched this week by the Colored Rocks Foundation.
The competition is open until midnight Dec. 5.
To enter, senior male students of color attending Georgia private or public high schools can register at and submit an essay that describes why they believe themselves to be a Colored Rock and that outlines a personal plan to help develop future Colored Rocks among at-risk students attending middle or elementary schools in Georgia.
Essays submitted should contain between 500 and 1,000 words (one to two pages).
The Colored Rocks Prize is awarded annually to celebrate the accomplishments of 15 of Georgia’s high-achieving male students of color.
Among the prize eligibility requirements is a commitment from recipients to use to their talent to help develop at-risk male students of color in efforts to improve Georgia’s high school graduation rate among this group.
“We aim to inspire students — especially males — from this group and help motivate them across the high-school finish line,” foundation Director Cheryl Dukes said.

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