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Belk launches service contest

Belk, Discovery Education and the International Society for Technology in Education announced the launch of the Belk Service Learning Challenge, in which middle school students present a plan to tackle a community issue. Student teams of up to four submit videos describing the problems, their research and their action plans. Students from 16 states with Belk department stores — including Maryland — are eligible to win up to $10,000. This is the third year of the project. The deadline to submit video entries is Feb. 27. For more information, go to