The United States Courts within the Seventh and Eighth Circuits hosted the Third Annual Bill of Rights Day Contest. One hundred and nineteen students, grades 5-12, from the Eastern District of Arkansas participated this year.
Top 3 Submissions - Grades 5-8
1st Place: Eye to Freedom by Xuanying Li from Batesville Junior High School Charter
2nd Place: Bill of Rights by Jimena Castillo from Rison Elementary School
3rd Place: Let Our Voices Sing by Serenity Hardy & Brooklyn Jones, Batesville Junior High School Charter
Top 3 Submissions - Grades 9-12
1st Place: Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier case by Emma Harrington, Southside Junior High School
2nd Place: The Rights of Highschoolers by Raina Coles, Southside Junior High School
3rd Place: Speech is a Student’s Superpower by Haley Rea Southside Junior High School
The 1st Place winner from each category competed for the Grand Prize and a chance to win $500 at the Bill of Rights Day event on December 7.
Congratulations to Xuanying Li from Batesville Junior High for placing 3rd overall in the 5-8 grade category!