Dunn received a $20 cash prize.
As his entry, the young middle schooler wrote a four-page essay highlighting 104 black inventors.
“His writing was selected because he researched the most inventors and had the best presentation,” according to Tony Blair Jr., 100 BMBC vice president who also chairs the organization’s mentoring program.
Blair, who dedicates countless hours to the mentoring program, also said of the young CMS writer, “His paper included not only the name of each inventor, but also a summary of their invention, including the year.”
He added, “Ashton’s work is to be commended.”
Young Dunn plays football at CMS and he aspires to become a professional football player. He is one of 46 mentees under the direction of 100 BMBC, and he will be among the group to be spotlighted at the upcoming 100 BMBC Scholarship and Mentoring Banquet.
The annual gala will be held Saturday, March 9, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Deacon Jones Dining Hall on the Lee University campus.
Ticket price is $60 each.
Tickets may be purchased from any 100 BMBC member or from the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce at 423-472-6587.
Additional information about the 100 BMBC Mentoring Program or the coming banquet may be obtained by contacting Ronald Arnold, organization president, at 423-479-2126.