Principal William Houff is challenging students at Judson Middle School to write an essay about what question they would ask a prominent African-American.

Judson essay contest honors Black History Month

Tue Feb 7, 2017

Principal William Houff is challenging students at Judson Middle School to write an essay about what question they would ask a prominent African-American.

“Black History Month is a time to honor the many African-Americans who have had an impact on our nation's history," Houff said. "So we're inviting our students to think about a famous African-American, whether alive or dead, and write an essay about what question they would ask them, and why."

Houff said the contest has a dual purpose: to encourage his students to reflect on the countless contributions made by great African-Americans, as well as foster excitement for the school's Black History Program at 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

"The essays are due Wednesday, at which time they will be judged by campus staff," he said. "The winning essay will be announced and read at the program."

For more information about the Black History Program at Judson, or how other Longview ISD campuses are celebrating Black History Month, please call (903) 381-2200.