Pea Island Preservation Society contest winner named at Manteo Elementary
Published 7:14 am Thursday, April 1, 2021
Manteo Elementary School fourth grader Carla Vasquez Mendez won second place in the Pea Island Preservation Society essay contest.
Pictured with her is Joan Collins, a member of the society, and fourth grade teacher Esther Doxey.
During Black History Month, fourth graders wrote essays based upon the “Freedmen, Surfmen, Heroes” lesson, which taught about Richard Etheridge and the all-black crew he commanded at Station Pea Island.