I’m proud to be Filipino because…(and win a prize)

Contest is open to students from Grades 1 to 12.

October is Filipino American History (or Heritage) Month. To celebrate the achievements of Filipinos in America and to encourage cultural pride in our youth, The Filipino School of New York & New Jersey will be holding the “I Am… Filipino American” contest.

Answer all three questions:
• Why are you proud to be a Filipino in America?
• What are ways you have shown, or are showing, your pride in being Filipino American?
• How will you share with others knowledge about your Filipino culture?

Be creative! Entries can be submitted in any of the following formats: short essay of not more than 250 words; drawing/picture/poster, photograph; poem or song lyrics, or video of not more than 30 seconds.
One winner will be selected from each of the following age categories: Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, Grades 7-9, and Grades 10-12.

Deadline for entries is Sunday, October 23, 2011 midnight EST. Submit all entries to: info@filschool-nynj.org with “FAHM Contest” in the title. Include your name, age, and city/state. Winners will be announced at the end of the month. For additional details, contact school director Venessa Manzano at info@filschool-nynj.org or 774-257-4669.

Photos: The Filipino School of New York & New Jersey

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