Tenth grade Law Day Essay Contest winner, Daniel Reynoso, will be recognized by Mr. Jesus Tena and County Court Judge-designate Jeffrey Wightman, during an Academic Pep Rally at Lexington High School beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
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. Reynoso chose “The Star Spangled Banner.” In his essay, he states, “The Star Spangled Banner could definitely bring us closer together and make us better citizens. Music deeply touches the human soul and it’s a song about our great country. It makes us better citizens because it can make us become more involved in the activities of our country and want to become a more united nation.”
Mr. Tena and Judge Wightman will present Reynoso with a $100 gift card from Cornhusker Bank of Lincoln, a personalized portfolio and a certificate of achievement award. Reynoso has also won a classroom party to be held in May under the direction of sponsoring teacher, Melanie Chesley.
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. Reynoso was the top essayist at the sophomore 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 Daniel Reynoso’s class party will be held May 7 during 4th period (10:36 – 11:24 a.m.) If the school permits photos, the class party might also be a festive. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.