City of Red Wing

Local Students Win Black History Month Contest

Friday, March 2 2018 1:00 PM

Were you able to attend the Martin Luther King Day celebration at Pier 55 on January 15th?  Lots of people came to enjoy a free breakfast, local program, and a streamed event from the Minneapolis Armory.  This event was sponsored by the Red Wing Human Rights Commission (HRC), and as part of the local festivities, the HRC sponsored an essay and poster contest through our local schools.  The winners of the contest were awarded certificates and cash prizes at the HRC meeting on February 15, 2018. 

While the HRC was thrilled with all of the poster submissions they received from Twin Bluffs Middle School, two were selected from the group for their exemplary work not only in their artistry, but also in capturing the theme of Black History Month. 

First Place, Vivian Ostendorf
Second Place, Caeli Buss    

The essay contest was conducted through the Red Wing High School and three of the total submissions were chosen for their excellent work. 

First Place: Carly Boisen
Second Place: Rachel Hauschildt
Third Place: Emma Eggenberger

Those who placed in the contest were awarded certificates of achievement, cash prizes, and were formally recognized by the HRC and the Mayor for their achievements.  You can watch a clip of the awards presentation and the student’s description of their work and the inspiration they used to create them here

The HRC works to ensure that all Red Wing residents can participate equally and fully in the human experience.  The public is welcome at all of their meetings and the commission is actively seeking volunteers and new members, click here to apply.




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