The Salem-Keizer NAACP recognized three Salem-Keizer Public Schools students on Friday, June 18 for their winning essays about the Juneteenth holiday.

The students are:

  • Dara Elkanah, South Salem High School
  • Kevin Alamo Valdes, Waldo Middle School
  • Ariel Mee, Pringle Elementary School

Their winning essays are attached below.

Juneteenth essay by Dara
Juneteenth essay by Kevin
Juneteenth essay by Ariel