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Mark Edwards, Sr. | Chairman

Second District Achievement Week Committee

  (215) 906-4880 |  


Originally designed to promote the study of Negro life and history, "Achievement Week" is observed in November of each year to seek out and give due recognition to those individuals at the local and international levels who have made a noteworthy contribution toward improving the quality of life for Black Americans. An International High School Essay Contest is a phase of the International Achievement Week and is held in conjunction with the International Achievement Week Observance period. The essay contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors, and college scholarships are awarded to those contestants who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the contest.  Each contestant this year must submit an essay on the International High School Essay Contest Topic for 2023 that was announced by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.


Since 1911, the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has made tremendous impacts worldwide standing on a firm foundation consisting of its four Cardinal Principles of Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. The 2023 International Achievement Week Observance period is November 13th through 19th under the theme of "Omega Psi Phi Fraternity: Providing Uplift to Local, National and World Communities".  The "Mighty" Second District of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., proudly celebrates the many contributions and accomplishments of its many Fraternity brothers and chapters, and the many citizens in the communities we serve. Stay tuned as we feature them in the coming weeks and months.


Click the links provided below to access the pages for information pertaining to the noted categories.

Contestant Essays Submitted to Local Chapters          Saturday, October 21, 2023

Form 77 Virtual Training please register.                       Wednesday, December 13, 2023 @ 7:00pm

The Session will be recorded and available

on the Achievement Week webpage

Chapters Submit Essay Contest Winners to                  Monday, November 21, 2023

Select District winners of International High                  January 2024 (date TBD)

School Essay Contest and forward to International

Achievement Week Committee  


Chapters Submit Form 77 Individual Applications        Friday, February 9, 2024

Submission Link


Chapters Submit Form 77 Chapter Applications to      Friday, March 8, 2024

Submission Link



Training Documentation                                    Training Video







Please contact the Achievement Week Committee Chairman via phone or email with questions or concerns.




The 2nd District Achievement Week committee received numerous requests expressing interest in reviewing winning Form 77 applications in various categories over the past year. Here's a sampling for you. Please note that these samples are for reference only and should not be duplicated when compiling your chapter’s applications. They are shared to provide an insight into the quality of winning applications. We encourage you to be creative and unique in your submissions and branding, while ensuring you follow the guidelines outlined in each form. Broad participation across the district is highly encouraged. Remember, "You’ve got to be in it to win it!" Best of luck. Let’s go!


Here are the Form 77 winners from the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 International Achievement Week Cycle.  The winners were: 


Citizen of The Year


Graduate Chapter of The Year


Graduate Chapter of The Year - Large


Undergraduate Chapter of The Year


Undergraduate Advisor


Superior Service Award


BG Charles Young


Founders' Lifetime Achievement


Undergraduate Omega Man of The Year


Graduate Omega Man of The Year

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