2014 Ford Freedom Award
the 2014 Ford Freedom Award
Essay Contest for Grades 4-8
The Ford Freedom Award is given posthumously to honorees who have dedicated their lives to improving the African-American community and the world at large through their chosen fields. The theme of the 2014 Ford Freedom Award Program, "The Power of Perseverance," is epitomized by 2014 Ford Freedom Award Honoree Nelson Mandela, the revered anti-apartheid activist who spent more than 25 years in prison before becoming the first black South African president.
In celebration of the 2014 Ford Freedom Award theme, Michigan students in Grades 4-8 are invited to submit essays on the following topic:
Describe a time in your life when you could have given up, but chose instead to persevere despite difficulties, and in so doing achieved success. Describe the situation, the obstacles to success and the results achieved.
Visit www.dnie.com for complete details and an entry form or click on the banner below. All essays must be received by Wednesday, April 9.