DeWitt Perry Middle School seventh-graders Andy Park placed first and Aman Roy placed third in the 2022 Law Day Essay Contest sponsored by The Dallas Bar Association. They received prizes and awards and attended the Law Day Awards Luncheon on April 29, 2022, at the Arts District Mansion in Dallas.
The contest theme was "Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change." Entries addressed the prompt "What role does the Constitution play in times of change?”
“I challenged the student journalists to enter and they worked on a tight deadline,” said Teena McMills, DeWitt Perry Middle School journalism teacher. “The boys worked hard on their essays. I am so proud of their accomplishment!”
Law Day, held annually on or near May 1, is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law.
“Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share,” shared Melissa Garcia, Dallas Bar Association’s Director of Texas High School Mock Trial & Law Related Education. “The Dallas Bar Association celebrates the importance of law and its impact on our nation and local communities by hosting essay, photo, and poster contests for DFW area students based on the American Bar Association Law Day yearly theme.”