Remington students earn recognition in Law Day Essay Contest
Remington students earn recognition in Law Day Essay Contest
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Two students in the PEGS (Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students) program at Remington Traditional School were selected as winners in the annual Law Day Essay Contest sponsored by the Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section and the Missouri National Education Association. Fifth-grader Audrey Dallape placed second and fourth-grader Daniel Clifford placed third in the fourth- and fifth-grade category.

The contest required students to write essays of 700 words or less responding to the following prompt: “When the Framers (the men who wrote the Constitution) came up with what they thought would be a fair system of government, they felt strongly that the power to govern should be shared among three branches of government: the legislative, the executive and the judicial. They also thought each branch should be able to check the power of the other branches. Name some ways the branches check on each other’s power and why do you think the Framers came up with this system?”

Dallape received a prize of $200 and Clifford received a prize of $150. Both received plaques at the Missouri Outstanding Citizenship and Law Day Awards ceremony April 16 at Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Jefferson City.

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Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section Chairperson Morgan Murphy, Missouri NEA Board of Directors member Kristina Presley and Missouri Bar President Morry S. Cole are shown with Law Day Essay Contest winners Audrey Dallape (top photo) and Daniel Clifford (bottom photo).