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Germanna, FredNats continue Jackie Robinson Essay scholarship competition

The Germanna Community College/Fredericksburg Nationals Jackie Robinson Essay contest is open to juniors and seniors at high schools in Germanna’s service region (Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Culpeper, Orange, King George, Madison and Caroline).

The essay should be 500 words or under and will explain how the student used one of the nine values Jackie Robinson said were key to his success in the face of extreme challenges to deal with a problem in their own life:

Courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment, and excellence.

The prizes will be five $1,042 scholarships awarded by the FredNats to students entering Germanna. The deadline is April 7 and winners will be announced at the FredNats game on April 15, the anniversary of the day Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color line in 1947.

Go to to enter.

This is the third year for the essay contest.

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