Bellone Invites Students to Join Contest

Cablevision is seeking high school students to participate in the Smithsonian Channel’s Make Your Mark contest, an opportunity to win money for a school or community project.

In honor of Black History Month, students can submit a video idea, or mark, that will leave a lasting impression on their community or school.

The Smithsonian Channel project grows out of the documentary Breath of Freedom, which tells the story of African-American soldiers who returned from World War II and made their mark by taking up the civil rights struggle in the United States.

Students are invited to watch the documentary and then record a video that showcases an idea on how a school or community could benefit from the winning $2,500 entry.

“Students who participate in this contest will benefit not only from the experience of making the video, but also from learning more about an extremely important piece of American history,” Suffolk County Steve Bellone said. “We encourage all students to pursue this opportunity and help their school or community.”

Details about the contest, which closes February. 28, are available at www.smithsonianchannelmakeyourmark.com/cablevision

Contestants are invited to also post their entries on Facebook and Twitter to  win votes for their projects.

Patchogue Snoop February 22, 2014 at 11:03 AM
This is a joke. Not origianl at all. Not to mention the BS race cards being thrown. Ohh the poor black man and his battles. Hint: Get the effing chip off your shoulder, get your arse in gear, stop blaming everyone for your mistakes, and get to work. The world is your oyster....you have more advantages that any white man ever had. No more slaves no take from Africa BS(go back if you want see how the real "black" people of this planet see you! Hey Balloon. DOn't you have more pressing issues than worry about pandering for votes to save your arse....how about the pending downgrade of Suff CTY bond rating and bets that we are heading for bankruptcy withing ten years due to your cop payback paychecks.....the spine of the taxpayer is cracking and ready to snap. Thanks


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