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What does Cultural Diversity Mean To You? - ESSAY CONTEST

An essay contest about cultural diversity with cash prizes to Saratoga Springs High School students:

SaratogaCODE (Committee on Diversity Education) announces its 2019 essay contest for students from 9th to 12th grades. 

First and second place winners will be awarded $200 and $100, respectively. Essays must be 1,000 to 1,200 words long and should address the following:

What does cultural diversity mean to you and how does it manifest itself in Saratoga Springs? How do you personally contribute to enhance such diversity in your community?

The deadline is May 15th, 2019.  

A subcommittee at SaratogaCODE will judge the essays based on content and form (i.e. grammar, spelling, etc.).

Essays should be submitted electronically via  

In the Subject line, please add "SaratogaCode Essay Contest: (Your First, Last Name and Grade #).



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The mission of the Saratoga Committee On Diversity Education is to serve as an educational resource on diverse cultures. This includes cultural festivals, forums, round tables and other events to

improve inclusion and acceptance. We aim to eliminate bias and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, individual physical attributes, nationality, economic status, and religious beliefs.

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Our Vision is to provide diversity education to enhance exposure to diverse cultures, values, and views in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Diversity is important for various reasons. Diversity enriches quality of life in the community by exposing its members to different people, cultures, values, and views. Diversity promotes inclusion and acceptance and reduces bias and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, nationality, and religion.

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