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Black History Month Scholarship contests

FLINT TWP. — Two scholarship competitions are leading the way into February’s Black History Month observances for Carman-Ainsworth Schools.

Students in grades 4-12 are invited to enter the “I Can Make History” scholarship contest sponsored annually by Kroger.

Kroger will award more than $67,000 in prizes including a scholarship, laptop computer or family field trip. Entries will be accepted in four categories – art, essay, music and poetry and must be based on the themes of “How are you and/or your community making history?” or “What does Black History Month Mean to Me?”

Conducted by Kroger’s Michigan Division, the contest encourages cultural and community pride.

All entries must be received by 5 p.m., Feb. 28. Winners will be invited to an awards luncheon held April 13.

More information is available from the school guidance office or online at http:// index. php. C-A high school students also are being invited to enter the first annual Detroit Pistons Black History Month with Rick Mahorn Scholarship Competition.

Interested students in grades 9-12 must write an essay of 2,500 words or less that addresses the theme “Moving Detroit Forward: In the Spirit of Michigan Black History, What Steps Will You Take To Be Impactful For The Future?”

The grand prize is $2,500 in college scholarship money. The deadline for entries is midnight Feb. 15.

Finalists and the student with the winning entry will be recognized at the Pistons vs. Pacers game on Feb. 23. For more detail about the contest go online to bhm — R.S.

Women’s Club to host chili dinner

SWARTZ CREEK — The GFWC Swartz Creek Women’s Club will host a chili dinner on Feb. 8 from 4-7 p.m. at the Family Life Center of the Swartz Creek United Methodist Church, which is located at 7400 Miller Rd. in Swartz Creek. Chili, hot dogs, corn bread, dessert and a beverage will be served. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. A bake sale, craft sale and silent auction will also be held. Proceeds from the event will go to the Swartz Creek Police Department’s “Cops in the Park” youth program. — A.P.

Teens for Jeans campaign runs through Feb. 10

SWARTZ CREEK — The Swartz Creek Middle School is participating in the Teens for Jeans campaign sponsored by and Aeropostale.

The campaign is an initiative to collect used jeans for the homeless of our community. At the end of the contest, all jeans will be turned in to the local Aeropostale store for counting and distribution. All jeans will be distributed locally or in surrounding communities.

Any student donating will receive a 25 percent off coupon from Aeropostale for each pair of jeans donated. I

Jeans for donation can be of any brand, size or color, as long as they are gently worn. They can be dropped off at the Middle School at any time before Feb. 10.

Details: Visit or call the Middle School at 810-591-1735. — A.P.

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