December 9, 2011
Photo by Jeylin White
Sade Harper, an 8th-grader at Mundy’s Mill Middle School, won an essay competition sponsored by The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, based in Atlanta. She received a $1,000 savings bond, presented to her by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
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It was the encouragement of a teacher, and the potential of winning a prize, that inspired Sade Harper to enter the “Read It. Embrace It. Express It” essay competition, sponsored by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR).