Junior Wins Essay Contest

Parker wants to congratulate junior Kumiko Muro for her tremendous achievement in winning the newly established Timuel Black Essay Contest for Chicago high school students!

This contest was created to honor and connect students with the life and legacy of longtime educator, activist and historian Timuel Black. Students had to write essays based on three prompts focusing on Black, specifically “the person, his principles and his projects.” History teacher Susan Elliott encouraged Muro to apply and she ended up winning first prize!

Click here to read more in the Hyde Park Herald about this tremendous honor and join Parker in congratulating Muro.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.