Kirkwood Human Rights Commission Sponsors Essay Contest


By: Beth von Behren on January 23, 2015 Print This Post

The Kirkwood Human Rights Commission will once again hold an Essay Contest for high school students who are juniors during the 2014-2015 school year and enrolled at Kirkwood High School, Vianney High School, Ursuline Academy, or any 11th-grade Kirkwood resident enrolled elsewhere, as well as all 11th-grade home-schooled students who live in Kirkwood. The deadline to submit an essay is February 20. Please click here to download the press release with the full guidelines, rules, and judging criteria.

Your Kirkwood Public Library is the best place to go for help with essays such as this!  We have writing guides and style manuals to help with the formatting of your essay, as well as plenty of books on the topic.  Visit the third floor nonfiction section to find titles such as Get Wise!  Mastering Writing Skills, The Chicago Manual of Style, and Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction.  While upstairs check out The Civil Rights Movement: an Illustrated History, Freedom Walkers, and The Invisible Line: a Secret History of Race in America.  Your Kirkwood Public Library can provide inspiration and guidance in all of your creative projects and scholastic endeavors!

~ This guest blog was submitted by Lisa Henry, Director of Operations for Kirkwood Public Library. Lisa is currently reading Notes from the Midnight Visitor, by Jordan Sonnenblick. Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson avenue, or call 821-5770. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter. 



Written by Beth

Beth von Behren is the Public Information Officer for the City of Kirkwood. She manages the City Website ( and writes/edits both the monthly "Eye on Kirkwood" (published on the last Friday of the month inside the "Webster-Kirkwood Times") and the every-other-weekly e-newsletter "Kirkwood Happenings." To sign up for the e-newsletter, send an email to