Boys & Girls Clubs Campers Take Part in History, Art, Essay Contest

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More than 150 Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida summer camp students recently took part in the Rogers Towers 100 Years of Jacksonville History, Art and Essay Contest. At an awards ceremony at the Laurence F. Lee Unit at 313 E. 10th St., each participant received a backpack.

The entries were judged by Rogers Towers attorneys and staff, who selected first-, second- and third-prizes in three categories: pictorial, timeline and essay. Winners received laptop computers, those in second place received $250 J.C. Penney shopping sprees, and those in third place received $100 J.C. Penney shopping sprees.

Award winners, listed by age group and category, are:

Ages 6-9, Pictorial Category

Kemari Mitchell, Victory Pointe, first place.

Gregory Prince Jr., Beaches, second place.

Samirah Buxton, Woodland Acres, third place.

Ages 10-12, Timeline Category

Ciera Nelson, Ashya Evans, Jaynae Thomas and Angelina Ignacio, Woodland Acres, first place.

Davion Hadden, David Swinson, Bre'on Rhodes and MarQuale Ashley, Victory Pointe, second place.

Anteonia Johnson, Ja'Mia Kirkland and Blossom Hightower, Victory Pointe, third place.

Ages 13+, Essay Category

Ashley Bryant, Lee, first place.

Jasmine Vereen, second place.

Darryl Hicks, St. Augustine, third place.

Rogers Towers partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs to encourage students to learn about their Jacksonville heritage and foster academic skills. …