Dallas ISD students advance in Law Day contest focused on free speech, free press, and free society

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A group of outstanding Dallas ISD students have advanced in a Law Day contest focused on free speech, free press, and free society.

The Dallas Bar Association organized the contest featuring four categories: art posters, essays, photography and editorial. Students at seven Dallas ISD schools submitted a total of 135 entries.

The first place winners have advanced to the State of Texas Bar competition. The top winners in each category are:

Poster Art K-3

1st Place – Jace Jones, first-grade, Walnut Hill Elementary

Poster Art 3-5

2nd Place – Nikolas Pacheco, fifth-grade, Casa View Elementary 

Poster Art 6-8

1st Place – Madison Franklin, eighth-grade, W.H. Atwell Law Academy

2nd Place – Asia Langley, eighth-grade, W.H. Atwell Law Academy

3rd Place – Ricardo Yepez, seventh-grade, W.H. Atwell Law Academy

Essay Contest 6-8

1st Place – Kortni Foreman, eighth-grade, William B. Travis Vanguard

2nd Place – Grant Closson, eighth-grade, William B. Travis Vanguard

3rd Place – Rania Geraghty, eighth-grade, William B. Travis Vanguard

Photography 6-8

1st Place – John Washington, eighth-grade, H.W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy

2nd Place – Guerin Honeycutt, seventh-grade, H.W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy

3rd Place – Ingrid Ventura, seventh-grade, H.W. Longfellow Career Exploration Academy

Photography 9-12

1st Place – Diana Martinez, eleventh-grade, H. Grady Spruce High School

2nd Place – Omer Moran, twelth-grade, David W. Carter High School

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