Franklin Academy Pembroke Pines

September 22, 2021

Principal Update - Student Contests

Dear Franklin Families,


Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15-October 15, 2021, and is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the countless contributions of Hispanic Americans in our state’s history. I am very excited to share this opportunity with our Franklin families as it is my hope that your child(ren) will be inspired to participate in the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Art and Essay Contests with the theme of “Celebrating Hispanic-American Community Leaders and Champions.” I encourage you to read the Official Essay Rules and Guidelines (links provided in this publication).


To ensure Florida students have an opportunity to participate, the deadline for all submissions is 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Monday, October 11, 2021.

Students in grades K-3 have a chance to win a cash prize by submitting their original artwork, and students in grades 4-12 can earn a 4-year Florida Prepaid Scholarship through the essay contest!


In addition, students, parents, teachers and principals are invited to nominate full-time educators in elementary, middle and high schools for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award.


We encourage all students to take full advantage of this opportunity to enhance their appreciation for Hispanic American History and prepare financially for their own future educational aspirations.


Sincerely yours,


Elena Diaz, M.Ed.

Principal

2021 Hispanic Heritage Educator Award

Nominations may be submitted by a principal, teacher, parent/guardian or student.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ART CONTEST (Grades K-3)

Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in the state of Florida.


Entry Dates: Entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida: Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250, Tallahassee, FL 32308. All entries must be received no later than 5 pm ET on Monday, October 11, 2021. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.


Awards: Two winners will be selected and notified. Once the winners are announced, the decision is final.

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH ESSAY CONTEST (Grades 4-5, 6-8)

Governor Ron DeSantis’ and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all students attending any Florida school in grades 4-12 (public, charter, private, home or virtual). Three winners will be selected: one elementary school student (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8), and one high school student (grades 9-12).

Entry Dates: Entries can be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250, Tallahassee, FL 32308, or submitted electronically through the online submission form. All entries must be received no later than 5 pm ET on Monday, October 11, 2021. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.

Awards: Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Once the winners are announced, the decision is final.

Contact Volunteer Florida at (850) 414-7400 for any further questions.