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Seniors share thoughts on ‘How to Improve Racial Equality’

Charles Wilson   Grace Hensley  

Mayor Linda Gorton congratulated the winners from Tates Creek High School who participated in the inaugural essay contest sponsored by Partners for Youth and Euphrates International Investment Company. Charles Wilson earned top honors and a $250 prize for his submission on the topic “How to Improve Racial Equality in Lexington.” The runner-up, who received $150, chose to remain anonymous; third place and $100 went to senior Grace Hensley.

The 2021 essay contest, which Tates Creek piloted, asked seniors to share their experiences and thoughts on how to foster positive changes in the local community, and 18 students entered the competition. The mayor invited Grace and Charles to speak during the Feb. 25 meeting of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government council; their comments pick up at the 29:54 mark in the video.

For questions, please contact Partners for Youth Executive Director Briana Persley at (859) 280-8003.

(Posted March 1, 2021)