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Syosset, NY - May 2, 2016

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Black History Month Essay Contest

Two South Grove Elementary School Students Chosen as Black History Month Essay Contest Runners-Up

South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community’s inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. The boys’ essays were chosen from more than 300 essays in the elementary school category. Russell’s essay was about Benjamin Banneker, a free African American almanac author, surveyor, naturalist and farmer known for creating a functioning wooden clock. Aayan chose to write about Heavyweight Champion boxer Muhammad Ali, famous for declaring that he could "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”

Students throughout the tristate area were invited to submit an essay of 500 words or less naming an African American with whom they would choose to spend a day and explain why. Each boy was awarded an iPad mini and had an opportunity to read their winning essay aloud to their classmates.

South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest. South Grove Elementary School students Russell Erfan and Aayan Subzwari were announced as runners-up in Optimum Community's inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest.
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