September 29, 2008
RICHMOND, Va. – High school juniors and seniors are invited to participate in an essay-writing contest focused on the achievements of outstanding African Americans as part of Dominion’s 2008 "Strong Men & Women: Excellence in Leadership" series.
Schools in Dominion’s service areas in Virginia and North Carolina may submit two student entries. Four winners will receive notebook computers and their schools will receive a $1,000 cash award. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 14.
Each year, the Strong Men & Women series recognizes nine African-American state and national leaders. The students will research and write a 400-word essay about the achievements of leaders who have been honored during the series’18-year history.
The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Richmond on Jan. 22, 2009. For contest guidelines, entry form and honorees list, visit Dominion’s Web site at www.dom.com, keyword: strong.
Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000 megawatts of generation. Dominion serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion, visit the company's Web site at http://www.dom.com.