Student winners in Kroger’s ninth annual “I Can Make History” competition received more than $71,000 in scholarships and other prizes during the contest’s awards dinner held Saturday, April 16 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn. More than 400 students, family members and teachers gathered to honor 93 “I Can Make History” award recipients recognized in four categories: art, essay, music and poetry.
The Kroger Co. of Michigan received 1,835 entries this year from Michigan students in the 4th through 12th grades. Professionals in each category evaluated the entries and selected the winners. All entries addressed one of two themes:
- Name an African American past or present that you admire and describe how that person impacted or continues to impact history.
- How do you feel young people today can make an impact on history?
Juanita Moore, president and CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit delivered the evening’s keynote address, and Glenda Lewis, co-anchor of 7 Action News on WXYZ-TV served as co-host. The Kroger Co. of Michigan holds its “I Can Make History” contest every February.
DPS’ 2016 “I Can Make History” Winners included:
- Matthew Lewis, Cass Technical High School
- Evan Stallworth, Cass Technical High School
- Jaylen Bradley, Renaissance High School
- Joy Wingate, Renaissance High School