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WHAT: Be a part of The Battleship IOWA Museum’s celebration of Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely, Jr., a “Man of Many Firsts,” in observance of Black History month. Eligible high school students are invited to participate in an essay contest sponsored by Collier Walsh Nakazawa.

WHAT YOU WIN:  Winners will receive scholarships ranging from $250 to $500 dollars.

WHERE & WHEN: The deadline to submit an essay will be April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. and winners will be announced at the Pacific Battleship Center’s Freedom of the Seas Gala Awards on October 23, 2021.

HOW: The essay should follow this year’s event theme and focus on turning challenging moments into positive opportunities. Entries are submitted online.