Who: Law Day Essay Contest Winner Shoilee Rahman to be honored by County Court Judge Russell Harford for her winning essay
What: Awards presentation
When: Thursday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. during the Kiwanis Honors Program
Where: Chadron High School Auditorium
Ninth grade Law Day Essay Contest winner, Shoilee Rahman, will be recognized by Chadron County Court Judge Russell Harford, at the Kiwanis Honors Program, 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in the Chadron High School auditorium.
The Law Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, asked participants to select their favorite patriotic symbol, song, holiday or activity and tell how it contributes to the development of better citizens. Rahman chose Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In her essay, she states, “Today, Dr. King’s leadership and activism during the civil rights era can act as a guide when people deal with issues regarding equality. Not only do his contributions act as a guide, but they also act as a source of inspiration for those wanting to start a movement geared toward social change.”
Judge Harford will present Rahman with a $100 gift card from Cornhusker Bank of Lincoln, a personalized portfolio and a certificate of achievement award. Rahman has also won a classroom party to be held in May under the direction of sponsoring teacher, Craig Nobiling.
The question offered is in keeping with the Foundation's 2013 Law-Related Education theme, "Civic Education - Keeping Our Democracy Alive." One winner from each grade level was selected from high school entrants statewide. Rahman was the top essayist at the freshman level.
Law Day is traditionally celebrated nationwide during the week of May 1 and is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the United States and to recognize its importance for society.
All contest entries were scored by a volunteer panel of Nebraska lawyers and judges who are members of the Public Education Outreach Promoting the Law & Equity (PEOPLE) Committee. The purpose of the committee is to help judges, foundation members and volunteer personnel develop skills in public outreach, community collaboration, community leadership, and public service.
** please note that Shoilee Rahman’s class party will be held April 29 or 30 during 1st period. If the school permits photos, the class party might turn into a festive event – despite the early hour. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.