A student essay contest is being organized by Altice USA to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month. This essay contest will be open to high school and middle school students, who attend schools in communities where Altice USA serves with Suddenlink Communications.
“Altice USA is proud to launch our student essay contest in the Optimum and Suddenlink service areas, and pay tribute to the extraordinary achievements of Hispanics,” said Lee Schroeder, senior vice president for government and public affairs.
“We are committed to making a difference in the communities where our customers and employees live and work, and believe this is a great opportunity for students to celebrate and learn more about this rich heritage and culture. We look forward to recognizing the students for their great work,” he added.
Altice USA is a subsidiary of Altice Group, one of the leading media, telecommunications, and entertainment companies in the country. The Hispanic heritage essay contest organized by Altice USA was previously open to the students in Optimum triple play regions only. However, Altice is making efforts to open the contests to students and schools in Suddenlink footprint.
The essay contest asked the contestants to “Name a Latino, past or present, with whom you would choose to spend a day and explain why.” The contestants are allowed to submit their essays to the official website of Altice USA through November 7, keeping in mind that the number of words in the essay does not exceed 500 words.
Altice USA is offering a cash prize for the winner, and three runners up prizes in both high school and middle school categories in Suddenlink and Optimum triple play service areas. The grand prize offered by Altice USA is a $1500 cash scholarship, whereas the runners up prizes are iPad mini tablets. The winning contestants will be selected and announced by the end of November.
Optimum Online offers their internet, television, and phone services in areas of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York, whereas Suddenlink offers their services in a wide range of regions including West Virginia, Virginia, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Idaho, California, Arkansas, and Arizona. Altice acquired the rights for Optimum Online and Cablevision Systems Corporation back in June, whereas they have been running Suddenlink since December 2015.