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Brooklyn Students Shine In Golden Krust Essay Competition

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Brianna Kelly is going to Disney world this Summer, thanks to Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill which presented her with her first prize incentive package for topping the company’s 2009 edition of its Black History Month Essay Competition.

Second place winner – Arvel Adams received a cash prize of $250 and third place winner, Alicia Gunzelle was awarded a $100 gift certificate to the Hue Man Bookstore.

The presentation ceremony was held at the Hue Man Bookstore, Harlem, on Saturday, February 28, 2009.

Ten year old Brianna Kelly – 1st place winner and 2nd place winner Arvel Adams, also 10 years old, are both students in the same class at P.S. 114, located on Remsen Ave, in Brooklyn.  Third place went to six year old Alicia Gunzelle of New Rochelle.  

The Golden Krust BHM Essay Competition targeted children ages 6 – 10 years old who were given the opportunity to write on the topic “My Hero” as part of the company’s effort to celebrate Black History Month.  Over one hundred entries were received from the Tri-State Area and Pennsylvania.

In a demonstration of its commitment to education and literacy, President/CEO Lowell Hawthorne said that the company will continue to seek out the kinds of opportunities that will empower the community in which they do business.

Started in 1991, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill operates 120 stores in 9 states.

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