As part of annual Law Day, the Polk County Bar Association partners with ARAG (a legal insurance company) each year to give students in Polk County a chance to get creative with the law. Students in grades K through 12 are invited to compete in the visual arts, music, essay, and poetry categories. Prairie Ridge students and a Parkview student placed during the event:
Katie Bergan – first place middle school essay – PR
Elizabeth Clark – second place middle school essay – PV
Nick Cox – third place middle school essay – PR
Chloe Bredice – first place middle school poetry – PR
Mackenzie Gruhlke – second place middle school poetry – PR
Julia Yount – third place middle school poetry – PR
Sophie Giles - second place in the visual arts category - PR
Law Day has been celebrated since 1958 when President Dwight Eisenhower signed the proclamation declaring it a day to celebrate and strengthen the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law.
The American Bar Association chooses a theme for Law Day to help foster education and a deeper understanding of the legal system. This year’s theme, Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom, enables students to reflect on the interplay of our government’s three distinct and independent branches of government set out in the U.S. Constitution – Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court.
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