Hispanic Heritage contest entries due Friday

The deadline for submissions for the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Month essay contest is Friday at 5 p.m. This year’s theme, “Honoring Hispanic American Heroes: Veterans, Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders,” gives students in grades middle- and high-school students an opportunity to earn a four-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship through the essay contest.

Additionally, students, parents, teachers and principals are invited to nominate full-time, Hispanic American educators for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.

Entries can be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311; faxed to 850-921-5146,  emailed to [email protected] or submitted online.

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