WHAT DOES JULY 4TH MEAN TO ME?
This year marks the 250th anniversary of the City Of Charlotte's founding. The Hickory Grove Fourth of July Parade and Celebration also observes the beginning of its second half-century of annual community parades and celebrations.
In honor of both these milestones, the 51st Year Scholarship has been established. Scholarships will be awarded to winners in five class groups of students who submit essays. One lucky high school senior student will receive a $500 scholarship. And the other four groups' winners will receive $100 scholarships each.
Scholarships will be awarded to winners in each of five (5) groups.
Group I: K, 1st and 2nd Grades
Group II: 3rd , 4th and 5th Grades
Group III: 6th, 7th and 8th Grades
Group IV: 9th, 10th, 11th Grades
Group V: 12th Grade (Seniors)
Entry Deadline: Sunday June 30th, 2019
Use the Upload Your Essay as a PDF file button (above) OR
SEND essays as email to
Parade MAYOR Jasmine Bloom at JBloomF4@gmail.com OR
US-Mail to Essay Contest, Hickory Grove Parade Assoc.
7209 East WT Harris Blvd- Suite J- 251, Charlotte NC 28227
Must be a school age Charlotte-Mecklenburg resident enrolled in one of the groups listed above.
Must attend one of the following CMS or charter schools:
Lawrence Orr School, JW Grier Academy, Charlotte Islamic Center, Independence High, Cochrane Collegiate Academy, Piney Grove Elementary, Albemarle Road Middle, Our Lady of Assumption School, Devonshire Elementary, Winterfield Elementary, Shamrock Gardens Elementary, Hickory Grove Elementary, Northridge Middle, Garinger High School, Albemarle Road Elementary
Must complete an essay of up to 250 words entitled 'What the Fourth Of July means to me.' OR alternative "art work" for Group I and II students.