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Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month Essay Contest 2023: MI COMUNIDAD | MY COMMUNITY

Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 8:00 AM to Monday, October 2, 2023, 5:00 PM


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Essay Contest, Mi Comunidad | My Community, Open to all APS Elementary, Middle and High School Students in honor of Hispanic and Latinix Heritage Month 2023

Mi Comunidad ǀ My Community is a strong Latinx value. Latinx community encourages resilience, passion, strength, and empathy – these characteristics are important to lift up all students to be their best. Mi Comunidad ǀ My Community is also a value to us at APS as administrators, teachers, departments, and staff. We join with community to support our students, families, and schools.
Please reflect on what you feel are the characteristics of Mi Comunidad ǀ My Community. How are resilience, passion, strength, and empathy you have in your community lifting you up? In addition, how do you lift up those around you and in your community? You may write about a group/individual in your community, your family, your classmates, or teacher(s). Be sure to use the length and format guide for your grade level. Please note your cover sheet must be included in the attachment along with your essay entry.
• The contest is open to all Albuquerque Public Schools students in Elementary, Middle, and High School.
• First, second, and third place winners will be awarded in each division: Elementary, Middle and High School.
Essays may be written in English or Spanish. Please format in Microsoft Word or PDF.
• Elementary school: Maximum one page (one side) typed or hand-written, double-spaced.
• Middle School: Maximum 500 words, typed or hand-written, double-spaced, and 12 pt. font.
• High School: Maximum 1,000 words typed, double-spaced, 12 pt. font.

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Evelyn Bonilla



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