Black History Month MCCSC essay winners

BLOOMINGTON – Congratulations to all the Monroe County Community School Corporation Black History Month 2022 Essay winners and all participants for taking the time to write meaningful essays.

Thanks to the sponsors, first-place winners will receive an iPad Air courtesy of IU Credit Union.

Second and third place winners will receive $100 and $75 respectively, courtesy of the Order of the Eastern Star, Southern Star #50 Jurisdiction of Indiana, and The Prince Hall Mason’s Stone City Lodge #54. 

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Winning Essays are available at

Elementary School

2nd Place – Shane Walton, University Elementary School

3rd Place – Graham Barnes, University Elementary School

Middle School

1st Place – Oakley Yoder, Tri-North Middle School

2nd Place – Elowen Wiltz, Jackson Creek Middle School

3rd Place – Jacob Hammond, Jackson Creek Middle School

High School

1st Place – Heejoo Ann, Bloomington High School South

2nd Place – Jackson Crenshaw, Bloomington High School North

3rd Place – Jack Steiner, Bloomington High School North