Champions of Courage Essay Winners

Mount de Sales Academy has two winners in the 2013 “Champions of Courage” Essay Competition - Meghan Abdo ‘13 and Maryanna Antoldi ’15.  Twenty Baltimore area students will appear on WBFF-TV FOX 45 and WNUV-TV The CW Baltimore saluting their personal heroes during Black History Month this February.  The students are among the twenty finalists in the 26th annual “Champions of Courage” Black History Month Essay Competition presented by M&T Bank.

More than 3500 entries were received from middle and high schools, including public, private and parochial, throughout the Baltimore metro area.  The competition challenged students in grades six through twelve, to write a brief essay saluting their personal “Champion of Courage” – a positive role model who has touched their lives by sharing the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each student will be honored at a Gala Awards Program at the Tremont Grand on January 26 and will receive a $100.00 award.  In addition, at the awards breakfast, the top three essayists will be announced and will win more than $3000 in scholarships and cash prizes for their schools.

The “Champions of Courage” competition is designed to commemorate Black History Month by celebrating positive role models for youth.  The essay competition provides opportunity for students to participate in a scholastic competition, to gain confidence in their abilities, and to be recognized for their achievement.  “Champions of Courage” also serves to share with one and all the legacy and teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

M&T Bank is the presenting sponsor of the 26th Annual “Champions of Courage” program.


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