In honor of Thanksgiving, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region is hosting an essay
contest celebrating diversity within our community. Students are asked to
answer the following prompt: Knowing people who have different abilities,
ideas and cultures helps us to learn compassion, empathy, and grow as human
beings. The first Thanksgiving in America brought together two groups of people
who were vastly different: the Native Americans and the Pilgrims. For this
contest please write about the following. How have those who are different
from you helped you grow and learn? Why are you thankful for the opportunity to
A panel of two will judge the essays for one winner in each of the following categories: elementary school, middle school, and high school. Winners will be announced via The Arc Central Chesapeake Region's Facebook page on November 14th. Winning essays will be published in the Thanksgiving edition of The Capital.
Essays are due November 9th and can be submitted online by clicking here.