Matthew Fleschner '21 Named Champions of Courage Essay Competition Winner

Congratulations to Matthew Fleschner '21 who is one of 20 students selected as a winner for the 32nd Annual Champions of Courage Black History Month Essay Competition presented by M&T Bank.

This year, more than 2,500 entries were received from public and private schools throughout the Baltimore area. The competition challenged students in grades 6–12 to write brief essays saluting their personal Champions of Courage—positive role models who share the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In addition to sharing their essays on air during January and February, the winners will be presented with $100 prizes at an awards breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Martin’s West. At the breakfast, the top three essayists will be announced and will be presented with additional awards, including cash prizes for their schools.

Watch Matthew's salute to his Champion of Courage, which aired yesterday on FOX 45, The CW Baltimore, and My TV Baltimore:

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