2016 Juneteenth Utah Festival

Utah Education Network has developed a website for
our newly created Juneteenth Holiday.

H.B. 338 Juneteenth Holiday Observance was passed during the 2016 Utah legislative session. If you did not know, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, and H.B. 338 states that Juneteenth Freedom Day shall be commemorated annually in Utah on the third Saturday in June.  (June 18, 2016)

In support of this bill, the Utah Education Network developed a Juneteenth Freedom Day webpage.www.uen.org/juneteenth
You can find a link to this page on our handy dandy Resources for K-12 Education page: http://www.uen.org/k12educator/uenresources.php

27th Juneteenth Utah Festival

June 17-18, 2016

2016 Forms

Online Forms

For more information please contact :

Project Success Coalition, Inc.
P.O. Box 151003
Ogden, UT 84415

Phone: 801-394-0924

Fax: 801-399-4577

Betty Sawyer
Email : projectsuccessinc1@gmail.com

2016 Juneteenth Mr. and Ms. Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant

The pageant application process runs April 1st through June 1st.

Our 2016 Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival will be held on June 17-18 at Weber State University, from noon until 9:00 p.m. each day. We look forward to having you join us for this important community celebration. The pageant is open to high school 11th & 12th grade students throughout Utah. We extend a special thanks to Daryl and Nikki Davis for co-sponsoring the monetary scholarships for this year’s pageant! For information contact: Project Success at 801-394-0924 projectsuccessinc1@gmail.com or brenda_burrell@msn.com. Dr. Brenda Burrell , Pageant Chairperson

5:45am 1.5 min segment: General Introduction with the name of person we are talking to: Betty Sawyer, director


6:15am 2.5 min segment:
Activity: New Juneteenth Day Holiday Bill & Food with Tricia’s Dishes
Name of person we are talking to: Rep. Sandra Hollins & Patricia Felton


6:45am 2.5 min segment:

Activity: Fun Games & Activities
Name of person we are talking to:  Kelly Boyce, WSU Campus Recreation



7:15am 1.5 min segment:
Activity: Harambee Tobacco & Health,  Family Fun & Fitness Program
Name of person we are talking to: Ikwo Frank, Tobacco Youth Council



7:45am 2.5 min segment:
Activity: Gospel Music
Name of person we are talking to: Montenna Porter


8:15am 1.5 min segment:
Activity: Juneteenth Flag Presentation (Flag Day)
Name of person we are talking to: Betty Sawyer


8:45am 1.5 min segment:
Activity: Rap/Hip Hop
Name of person we are talking to: Shard Marley