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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 16, 2021 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.