Last week I shared with you a lesson plan using the song “Glory” from the movie, SELMA. Since then, “Glory” has received an Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song! With that in mind, I am sharing info about an essay contest which is being presented by Charity Jordan, who plays a lead role in the movie. Even though this is not directly related to their piano studies (unless you used the lesson plan) students will benefit from expressing their ideas and possibly earning some spending money and… THEY WILL LOVE THEIR PIANO TEACHER FOR IT! Also be sure to LIKE and follow these actresses at www.charityjordan.com and on Facebook Actressjordanrice. Details about the contest are below:
Charity Jordan presents the Reflection of the Selma Essay Contest.
Youth between ages 10-18, are invited to participate in 500 word or less essay contest about their reflections after watching the film, “Selma.” This is an opportunity for youth to use the medium of writing to share their voice, feelings, and convictions. Students are asked to submit their essay via email to, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than February 20, 2015.
Participants are asked to include a clear/recent picture of themselves as well as their name, grade level, and phone number with the essay submission. Each entry must conclude with this final sentence:
“I, _______________ (name) accept Charity’s call to action and commit to encourage, educate, and elevate my community by ____________________________ (action) on a _________________(time) basis this year.
Sincerely ____________________(name) ”
Winners will be announced on CharityJordan.com by March 23, 2015. Winners will be notified by email and phone call. Cash Prizes will be delivered by mail to the 1st ($150), 2nd ($100), and 3rd ($50) place entry. All essays and pictures become property of “Selma Reflections Contest” and are subject to be used by Charity Jordan in the future. Thanks for your participation. #CTA3e #marchon