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Students Win Awards During Law Day

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.