The Council for Social Justice NJ Announces Black History Month Essay Contest 2022 Winner
The contest challenged high school students to reflect on diversity and racial injustice.
(Somerset, NJ, 2/24/2022) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council for Social Justice, (CSJ NJ) today is pleased to announce the winner of the 2022 statewide Black History Month Essay Contest.
High school students were asked to write 600 words or less on the following topics:
- Grades 9 & 10: The Power of Diversity in the Community
- Grades 11 & 12: Racial Injustice and the Responsibility of Youth
After careful review of all submitted essays, our panel of judges announced the following winners:
- Grades 11 & 12
- Grades 9 & 10
- 1st prize: Discrimination within Diversity: Anti-Blackness in the Muslim Community by Shaimaa Al-Zaman of Princeton Junction, NJ
- 2nd prize: Being the Same is Mediocre by Noor Alawi of Wayne, NJ
- 3rd prize: The Competence of Present Diversity by Rayhana Choudhury of Fair Lawn, NJ
First prize winners in both age groups will receive a new tablet. Second and third prize winners will receive $200 and $100 gift cards respectively.