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April 28, 2009

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State Bar of Texas Presents Law Day Awards to Texas School Students

(Austin) – The State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association will present awards to Texas school students selected as winners of the annual Law Day contest at 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 1, at the Texas Law Center, 1414 Colorado St., Austin.

"A Legacy of Liberty – Celebrating Lincoln's Bicentennial" is this year's national Law Day theme. Law Day, established in 1958 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, challenges students to understand how the rule of law impacts their daily lives and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy. State Bar President Harper Estes and President-Elect Roland Johnson will present the awards, with prizes ranging from $50 - $1,000. The winning entries:

Editorial Contest Grades 9-12

1st Place – Veronika Johannsen, Memorial High School, submitted by Victoria County Bar
2nd Place – Garrison Land, James Bowie High School, submitted by Austin Bar
3rd Place – Adrienne Duke, Regents Academy, submitted by Nacogdoches County Bar

Photography Contest Ages 12-18

1st Place – Cindy Campos, H. Grady Spruce High School, submitted by Dallas Bar

Poster Contest Grades K-2

1st Place – Brady Brazda, Beth Yeshurun Day School, submitted by Houston Bar
2nd Place - Esther Zavala, Seagoville Elementary, submitted by Dallas Bar
3rd Place - Rosario Ibarra-Ramirez, Galindo Elementary, submitted by Austin Bar

Poster Contest Grades 3-5

1st Place – Angelica Flores, West Elementary (Progreso), submitted by Hidalgo County Bar
2nd Place – Paul Gonzalez, R. C. Burleson Elementary, submitted by Dallas Bar
3rd Place (tie) – Alma Eva Muñoz, Galindo Elementary, submitted by Austin Bar
3rd Place (tie) – Arturo Vallejo, Gibson Elementary, submitted by Corpus Christi Bar

Poster Contest Grades 6-8

1st Place – Arushi Garg, Beckendorff Junior High School (Katy), submitted by Houston Bar
2nd Place – Neal Patel, Vincent Middle School (Beaumont), submitted by Jefferson County Bar

Poster Contest Grades 9-12

1st Place – Katie Jane Thomas, Mineola High School, submitted by Wood County Bar
2nd Place – Korri Garrett, Richard King High School, submitted by Corpus Christi Bar
3rd Place – Ashley Smith, Hamshire-Fannett High School, submitted by Jefferson County Bar

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas. The Bar provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system.

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