Twelfth grade Law Day Essay Contest winner, Linsey Armstrong, will be recognized by County Court Judge Ken Vampola, Fremont, at the Logan View High School awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m.
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. Armstrong chose Veterans Day. In her essay, she states, “American schools and families have been slowly decreasing the commemorative appreciation and focus on this important holiday. Veteran's Day should be observed in every community and school, in hopes to reiterate the significance of their sacrifices and to reinstill patriotism in American citizens.”
The Supreme Court and Nebraska State Bar Foundation will present Armstrong with a $100 gift card from Cornhusker Bank of Lincoln, a personalized portfolio and a certificate of achievement award. Armstrong has also won a classroom party to be held in May under the direction of sponsoring teacher, Nick Hegge.
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. Armstrong was the top essayist at the senior 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.