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BLACK HISTORY MONTH CHALLENGE – ESSAY CONTEST

In honor of Black History Month, the Dallas Mavericks and BNSF Railway, in association with American Airlines, conducted the 10th annual Black History Month Challenge offering DFW Metroplex students the chance to win the field trip of a lifetime to Atlanta, GA!

To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts towards Civil Rights, students were asked to submit an essay around the topic “Advancing ‘The Dream’: Taking the Next Step to Improving My Community” the winners received the trip to visit the birth home of Dr. King, the King Center and other Atlanta historic sites.


Black History Trip

To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts towards Civil Rights, students were asked to submit an essay around the topic “Advancing ‘The Dream’: Taking the Next Step to Improving My Community” the winners received the trip to visit the birth home of Dr. King, the King Center and other Atlanta historic sites.


Congratulations to the 2018 Essay Challenge Winners:
Rahmo Bare, 10th Grade, Emmett J. Conrad High School
Sa’Vana Davis, 11th Grade, Uplift Heights Preparatory
Nicholas Hines, 11th Grade, Cedar Hill Collegiate High School
Jennifer Omwudinanti, 11th Grade, Cedar Hill Collegiate High School
Jacolby Wenslow, 11th Grade, L. D. Bell High School

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About BNSF Railway

BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates approximately 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at www.BNSF.com.


About American Airlines Group

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.

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