FLINT TWP. — Area Kroger stores including two on Corunna Road are celebrating Black History Month with the 7th annual “I Can Make History” contest.
The Kroger Co. of Michigan will award more than $71,000 in scholarships and prizes to winners in four categories — art, essay, music and poetry.
Designed to encourage cultural and community pride, the contest is open to all 4th through 12th grade students, within Kroger’s Michigan Division who are currently enrolled in a Michigan school.
All entries must be received by 5 p.m., Feb. 28. Winners will be notified by mail no later than March 25 and invited to an awards luncheon held April 5.
Prizes in each category include:
• 2 scholarships ($2,000 and $500) awarded to a first and second place winners in the 12th grade
• 2 scholarships ($2,000 and $500) awarded to a first and second place winners in the 11th grade
• 1 laptop computer awarded to all first place winners in 4th through 10th grade
• 1 Family Field Trip pack (including admission for four and a $50 gift card) awarded to all second place winners in 4th through 10th grade
Overall Contest Prizes are:
• 1 $5,000 School Leadership Award – presented to the school with the most winning entries in the combined categories
• 1 $3,000 Best in Show Scholarship – awarded to the entry, among all four categories, receiving the highest score from the judges.
There is a contest division for customers/ students and a separate division for Kroger Associates and their families.
Entries in each category must focus on one of two themes:
Essay entries must be at least 500 words in length, the student’s own work, typed on 8½” x 11” paper and must include the student’s name and grade level.