District-Sponsored Student Speech Contest commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision a huge success
September 26, 2014 (La Mesa)--Dr. Emma Turner, President of the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Board of Education, and the District Governance Team, will host a screening on September 29 featuring the First Annual Student Speech Contest held earlier this year. The topic of the speeches was “60 Years Later: What is the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education?”
Four student winners each received a $500 scholarship donated by Dr. Tuner and Board Member Rick Winet. Proceeds from this screening will help fund future scholarships for District students. Over 60 guests are expected.
In the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, the U.S. Supreme Court held that “separate but equal” racially segregated schools were unconstitutional.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. on September 29 and will be held at the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.