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May 3, 2012
Students receive awards for essays

Two students received awards from the Lebanon County Bar Association during the annual Law Day and Naturalization Ceremony at the Lebanon County Courthouse recently. Veronica Morales and Kezia Burkholder each received a $500 award for their essays, which focused on the theme, “I have a dream…” based on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “March on Washington” speech. This theme provides opportunities to talk about many of the rights found in the Bill of Rights, including free speech, the right to petition the government, the right to peaceably assemble and other rights, like equal protection of the law... just to name a few. Morales, a freshman at Lebanon High School, is a participant in the Law Exploring program of the Lebanon County Bar Association. The program includes high school students who are considering a career in law. Burkholder is a 4th grade student at Union Canal Elementary School. Law Day is designed to bring judges, lawyers and schools together to teach students about the law and the legal system, and to celebrate the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality.