On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson stepped onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York, to break the baseball color barrier, changing the landscape of the game and civil rights in the United States. The Breaking Barriers educational program teaches students the values and characteristics that Jackie Robinson exhibited in his life, and how to use them to face and overcome barriers in their own lives.
The non-profit has unveiled a new essay contest featuring these iconic heroes aimed for military children ages 10 through 14, in an effort to educate children of Feller and 36 other major league baseball legends who chose to serve their country in military uniforms and not a jersey.
The winners of a recent Optimist essay writing competition. Each year the Optimist Club of Arlington sponsors an Essay Contest for Arlington high school students. A topic on optimism is selected by Optimist International and is administered worldwide. The Contestants use the topic to develop an 800-word composition.
At the heart of the program is the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest. This contest gives your students the opportunity to share stories about barriers they have faced in their lives. Celebrate the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball by sharing these lessons with your students. To download additional copies of the.Learn More
Bonita Elementary School’s Sam Ray was one of 10 winners named in the “Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life” essay contest last month, according to a press release. The contest, put on by.Learn More
Major League Baseball today announced the winners of the 2004 Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life National Student Essay Contest. In acknowledgement of this honor, the winning students will receive a visit from Sharon Robinson, Educational Programming Consultant for Major League Baseball and daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. A complete list of the essay contest winners is below.Learn More
AMERICANISM COMMISSION Shall promote patriotism and good citizenship through patriotic observances, patriotic and civic instruction in schools, disseminate scholarship information, and develop scholarship programs within the Department, etc., Americanization of aliens, youth activities such as Premier Boys State, Boy Scouts, Oratorical Contests, Americanism Essay Contests, School Awards.Learn More
Kilbourn Public Library is gearing up for Opening Day and baseball season with the fifth annual Bill Klinger Baseball Essay Contest.Learn More
Due to significant effort from the students and teachers of the participating schools, the annual Lions Club Drug Essay Contest was once again successful as demonstrated by the receipt of 331 essays. According to the Contest Chairman Lion Jim Neale, the papers continue to demonstrate the fine writing abilities of students at all participating schools. Neale said, “It is obvious that the.Learn More
Essay Contest 4th Grade Winner George Vernau III St. Clare of Assisi Catholic School Houston, Texas NALL: The Space Baseball Community One day I want to be a professional baseball player. So far, I have played for the Red Sox, the Angels, the Giants, the Indians, the Diamondbacks, and the Mariners. Of course, I am only ten years old, so these are all Little League teams. My love of baseball.Learn More
Earlier this week Alex Rodriguez, one of baseball's biggest stars, was caught and admitted to using steroids. The story of steroids in sports is sure to remain in the news for weeks. The I Won't Cheat essay contest provides a timely opportunity for students to reflect on cheating and drug use in sports. Students could write the essay as an assignment for a health class, writing course, or.Learn More
Kathleen Bowey and Milana Shira were named the winners of the second annual Bill Klinger Baseball Essay Contest at the Winona Public Library. Bowey is a fifth-grade student, and Milana.Learn More
The Academy of Korean Studies, a state-run research and educational institute located in Gyeonggi Province, is seeking for submissions for the Understanding Korea 2020 Contest Call for Essays. The.Learn More
SURGOINSVILLE — Sharon Robinson, along with Major League Baseball and Scholastic, has announced the Grand Prize Winner of the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest 7-9 division. She is Eliza Smith, an.Learn More
Sharon Robinson, educational consultant for Major League Baseball and daughter of Jackie Robinson, speaks to eighth-grade students at Sudlersville Middle School about her national essay contest.Learn More