Kroger’s “I Can Make History” Student Contest

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In honor of Black History Month, the Kroger Company of Michigan will be holding a student contest that will award over $71,000 in scholarships and prizes. The ninth annual “I Can Make History” contest encourages cultural and community pride by honoring African American leaders.

This contest will be open to all currently enrolled 4th-12th grade Michigan students. There are four categories – Art, Music, Essay, and Poetry. Each category has its own set of rules and guidelines which can be found on the contest website. All entries must be received by 5pm on Monday, February 29, 2016. Students may submit only one entry per category, but may enter multiple categories.

Individual scholarships and prizes will be given to first and second place students in each category. First and second place scholarships will be awarded to 11th and 12th graders, while first and second place 4th-10th graders will receive a tablet or e-reader. In addition, one $3,000 overall Best in Show scholarship will be presented to the entry receiving the highest score from the judges across all four categories.

Entries must address of two themes: “Name an African American, past or present, that you admire and describe how that person impacted or continues to impact history” or “How do you feel young people today can make an impact on history?”

Students can pick up contest packets at their local Kroger store or download forms at

Winners will be notified by March 30. Awards will be presented at a recognition dinner on April 16.



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