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DSEA Human & Civil Rights Awards

Overview

DSEA's Human and Civil Rights Task Force honors Delawareans each year for outstanding contributions and achievements in the areas of human and civil rights.  In addition, the HCR Awards recognize outstanding student submissions in writing, art, and technology categories.  Their submissions focus on the importance of diversity and its impact on our society.


2017 Human and Civil Rights Awards

On May 17, 2017 at the Dover Downs Conference Center we will honor two Delawareans whose life work has advanced the cause of human and civil rights in Delaware; and we will also celebrate students whose writing, art work, and computer graphics skills celebrate the diversity of our society.

DSEA’s Human and Civil Rights Task Force honors two Delawareans – one DSEA member and one individual outside of the organization – for outstanding achievements in Human and Civil Rights. (Previous HCR Award winners are excluded.) Any DSEA member, organization, or member of the general public is invited to nominate such a person by filling out the nomination form [CLICK HERE] and including a portfolio of the nominee’s achievements.

The deadline for receipt of nominations and portfolios is March 16, 2017. See nomination form for all of the details.

 


 2017 Diversity Through the Arts Student Contest 

Theme: Because of Them, We Rise

Students are empowered to achieve, to realize their own dreams and desired accomplishments, and to rise to meet the challenges before them because of the work and deeds of others in the realm of human and civil rights. 

This contest is designed to increase students’ knowledge of the many leaders, groups, and heroes whose legacy continues to inspire the pursuit of social justice in order to enhance the quality of life for everyone in our diverse society. 

The contest is open to all Delaware public school students in grades K-12.

All contest entries must be received by March 16, 2017.

View the 2017 HCR Contest Brochure

Student Writing Contest

For students in grades 5-12, this contest honors the top three student writers in Grades 5-8 and high school (9-12).  Students may use any form of writing on this year’s theme. This may include writing about any historical or contemporary individual(s), organization(s), and movement(s) that have impacted human and civil rights and inspired others.

 

All work must be proofread for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Please use Times New Roman 12-point font, double spaced.

Please include an attached listing of all works researched, even if they are not cited, for whatever type of writing that is submitted (please use the MLA or APA style). These include internet sites, books, magazines, TV, and film. It is not necessary to include “citations within the text” for poems and dramas. 

 

Student Art Contest

For all grades, this year's Art Contest recognizes student artistic expression around the theme “Because of Them, We Rise.” The top three students in Grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 will be honored. Works can include Drawings, Mixed Media, Painting, Textile and Fiber, Sculpture, Photography, Computer Generated Art, Jewelry, Metalwork, etc. Drawings and photos must be fixed and matted.

 

Digital Media Design Contest

For all grades, this year's Digital Media Design Contest recognizes student artistic and technical expression. The top three students in Grades K-4, 5-8 and 9-12 will be honored. Students are encouraged to use all forms of computer graphics and media. Entries in this category may include videos, cartoons, slideshows, short films, animation, etc.  All work must be proofread for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Presentations must be limited to a max of 3 minutes. If PowerPoint is used, limit to 10 slides (including cover), must advance automatically, and include a script.

All entries must be submitted by email or on a USB flash drive, CD, or DVD, and each entry must include an entry form. 


2016 Human and Civil Rights Award 

On May 12, 2016 at the Dover Downs Conference Center we honored a DSEA member whose life work has advanced the cause of human and civil rights in Delaware; and we  also celebrated students whose writing, art work, and computer graphics skills celebrate the diversity of our society.

This year, the DSEA’s Human and Civil Rights Task Force honored LaShanda Wooten – for outstanding achievements in Human and Civil Rights.

LaShanda Wooten is a 1st Grade teacher at Shortlidge Academy in the Red Clay Consolidated School District.  She is currently the 1st Grade Team Leader and serves as a mentor for new teachers.

Wooten is a graduate of Temple University (B.S. Po-litical Science) and St. Joseph’s University (Masters- Elementary Education).  In addition to her teaching duties, she serves as the Ready to Read After-School Program Coordinator at Shortlidge Academy.

Wooten’s ability to weave together the school and community members is what truly sets her apart.

She is an active participant in the community surrounding Shortlidge Academy, serving as a mentor and counselor for students and families out-side of the school sett ing.  Additionally, she encourages area businesses and their employees to be an active and visible part of the Shortlidge Academy community, reading to students.

The focus of the Human and Civil Rights Award is recognition of a DSEA member who is dedicated to the social and emotional well-being of the people they encounter, ensuring their human and civil rights are honored.
 LaShanda Wooten is a shining example of that focus and deserving of be-ing the 2016 DSEA Human and Civil Rights Award honoree.


2016 Human and Civil Rights Student Contest Winners

Theme: Human and Civil Rights Heroes Who Inspire

Student Writing Contest

Grades 5-8

1st Place:  Olivia Dinicola, Grade 8 - H.B. DuPont Middle (Advisor: Sarah Brady) 
2nd Place: Deborah Olatunji, Grade 8 - A.I. DuPont Middle (Advisor: Dawn Downes) 
3rd Place:  Krystal Neal, Grade 8 - H.B. DuPont  Middle (Advisor: Sarah Brady)

Grades 9-12

1st Place:  Maya Brooks, Grade 11, John Dickinson High (Advisor: Kristin Zerbe) 
2nd Place:  Valeria Smith, Grade 12, John Dickinson High (Advisor: Kristin Zerbe)
3rd Place:  Casey Dower, Grade 12, John Dickinson High (Advisor: Kristin Zerbe)

 

Student Art Contest

Grades K-4

1st  Place : Caylyn Green, Grade 4 – Thurgood Marshall Elem. (Adv.: K. Fredricks/C. Martin) 
2nd Place: Mrs. Greene’s Group, Grade 4 – Towne Point Elementary (Advisor: Tara Greene) 
3rd Place: Briana Baksh, Grade 4 - Thurgood Marshall Elem. (Adv.: K. Fredricks/C. Martin)

Grades 5-8

1st Place:  Jamie Baynard, Grade 8 - Central Middle (Advisor: Rosett a Roach)

2nd Place: Dorcas Olatunji, Grade 8 - A.I. DuPont Middle (Advisor: Phyllis Horisk)

3rd Place: Taylor Lipski, Grade 8 - Central Middle (Advisor: Rosett a Roach)

Grades 9-12

1st Place:  Lauren McCall, Grade 11  – Lake Forest High (Advisor: Amy Reed)

2nd Place: Shawn Bryant, Grade 12 - Wallin School (Advisor: Melissa Johnson)

3rd Place:  Tyler Stoner, Grade 11 -  Lake Forest High (Advisor: Amy Reed)

 

Student Multimedia Computer Technology

Grades K-4

1st Place: Nkem Dimpka, Grade 4 - Towne Point Elementary (Advisor: Tara Greene)

2nd Place: Adali Torres, Grade 4 - Towne Point Elementary (Advisor:  Tara Greene)

3rd Place: Alexis Rholett er, Grade 4 - Towne Point Elementary (Advisor: Tara Greene)

Grades 5-8

1st Place: Hazel Borgman, Grade 8 - A.I. DuPont Middle (Advisor: Phyllis Horisk)

2nd Place: Enjolie Torres, Grade 8 - A.I. DuPont Middle (Advisor: Phyllis Horisk)

3rd Place: Dorcas Olatunji, Grade 8 - A.I. DuPont Middle (Advisor: Phyllis Horisk)

Grades 9-12

1st Place : Chelcie Grosso,  Grade 12 -  Lake Forest High (Advisor: Amy Reed)

2nd Place : Madison Westbrook,  Grade 10 -  Lake Forest High (Advisor: Amy Reed)

3rd Place: Katya Hall - Grade 10  -  Lake Forest High (Advisor: Amy Reed)


HCR Award Winners

A full list of HCR award winners since the inception of the program is available by [CLICK HERE].