Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 2000
Charlotte, NC 28208
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In the 2019-2020 school year, 3,276 students participated in the contest and 32 middle schools participated.
We also received essays from the organizations Communities in Schools, Right Moves for Youth, and 100 Black Men of Charlotte and thank them for their participation.
Additionally, local student and teacher winners received awards and prizes as well as had their essays published in the local Mecklenburg County Do The Write Thing publication.
Two grand prize winners participated in a virtual National Recognition Ceremony on September 12th and 13th, 2020 and also had their essays printed in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Any middle school student in Mecklenburg County is allowed to submit an essay. Studnets can submit their essays electronically. For essay submission instructions and participation rules, please email Alex.Pyun@mecklenburgcountync.gov
To learn more about the National Do The Write Thing program, please visit Do the Write Thing National
Mecklenburg County Public Health encourages all eligible residents ages 12 and older to get a free COVID-19 vaccination.