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May 1, 2014

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State Bar of Texas presents 2014 Law Day Awards to Texas students

AUSTIN—The State Bar of Texas and Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) today presented awards to winners of the 2014 Law Day contest.

State Bar President Lisa Tatum and TYLA President Kristy Blanchard presented the Law Day Awards to students who were honored at the local level by bar associations from throughout Texas and advanced to the statewide competition.

The national Law Day 2014 theme is American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters, which calls on Americans to reflect on the importance of the right to vote and the challenges we face in ensuring all Americans have the opportunity to participate in our democracy. The theme corresponds with the upcoming 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower established Law Day in 1958 to challenge Americans to understand how the rule of law impacts their lives, and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in a democracy.

The winning entries and the organizations that nominated them appear below. (Photos of the poster and photography entries are available upon request.)

Editorial Contest
First Place: Veronica Null, Boerne Samuel V. Champion High School, Kendall County Bar Association
Second Place: Chase Lalouette, Harker Heights High School, Bell County Bar Association           
Third Place: Emily Horton, Horton Academy, Williamson County Bar Association

Photography Contest
First Place: Iris Ibarra, H. Grady Spruce, Dallas Bar Association               
Second Place: Morgan Walter Allen, Harpool Middle School, Denton County Bar Association
Third Place: Briana Rangel, Fox Tech High School, Bexar County Women’s Bar Association

Poster Contest - Kindergarten to Second Grade
First Place: Grace M. Canales, Luther Jones Elementary, Corpus Christi Bar Association
Second Place: Anastasia Burdzinski, Corpus Christi Catholic School, Houston Bar Association
Third Place: Genesis Morel, Charlton-Pollard Elementary, Jefferson County Bar Association    

Poster Contest - Third to Fifth Grade
First Place: Rebecca R. Canales, Luther Jones Elementary, Corpus Christi Bar Association
Second Place: Celeste Metayer, Highland Park Elementary, Austin Bar Association
Third Place: Raul Avalos, Charlton-Pollard Elementary, Jefferson County Bar Association

Poster Contest - Sixth to Eighth Grade
First Place: Braeden Dickson, Harpool Middle School, Denton County Bar Association
Second Place: Britney Tang, Marshall Middle School, Jefferson County Bar Association
Third Place: Diana Meza, Woodland Acres Middle School, Houston Bar Association

Poster Contest – Ninth to 12th Grade
First Place: Adelind Sifuentes, Fox Tech High School, Bexar County Women’s Bar Association    
Second Place: Kelsey Lemmons, Boerne Samuel V. Champion High School, Kendall County Bar Association
Third Place: Kaylee Manzano, Sinton High School, Corpus Christi Bar Association

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The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that 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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