Fort Washington, Maryland, High School Senior Among Winners Of Verizon Wireless/United Negro College Fund Essay Contest

When high school senior Jazmin Legrande graduates next month from Fort Washington’s Friendly High School, she’ll walk away with more than just a diploma. As one of the winners of a Verizon Wireless/United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Black History Month essay contest, Mann will receive more than $4,000 worth of scholarship funds and technology gifts. The contest, which required high school seniors to submit an essay about how the evolution of wireless technology has changed the world, was open to students planning to attend a four-year college this fall.


This Black History Month Essay Contest is one of a variety of educational and diversity programs supported by Verizon Wireless. With a diverse workforce of over 81,000, Verizon Wireless drives workplace diversity by establishing programs to encourage the hiring and advancement of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.