This afternoon Law Day essay contest recipients and their families gathered to receive their scholarship awards.
Sponsored by the Muskingum County Bar Association, all 2015 graduates of Muskingum County high schools qualified to compete in the essay contest. With this year being the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta inspired the essay topic.
Chair for Law Day Committee, Emily Strang Tarbert explained.
"So we posed a question to students:’what human rights are universal?’ The top recipient receives $1000, the second recipient receives $500, and the third receives $250. The committee and myself were very impressed with the response we received. We received over 25 essays and we were inspired by young students’ interests in arguments in the law. "
First place winner Ryan Burkhart has big plans for the next chapter of his life and this scholarship award will definitely help him get a little closer.
"I’m enrolled at Muskingum University. I’ll be starting there on the 28th of August. I’m going in for a biology major right now but I’m not exactly sure where I want to go with it or even if I want to stay in biology. I’m really planning on figuring out where I want to go once college starts. " he says
Upcoming freshman at Ohio University, Katarina Hanifan won 2nd place while Cameron Little who will be attending Johns Hopkins won 3rd place.