(4-30-18) The Mercer County Bar Association will be recognizing Law Day on May 14th, 2018 at 11:30 am at the Mercer County Courthouse. To honor Law Day, the Bar Association once again sponsored an essay contest. The essay contest was open to all seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students in Mercer County. This year, the Law Day theme was “Separation of Power: Framework for Freedom.” The Law Day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for ourselves and our posterity.
Examples of topics on which students based their essays included:
- (1) Why is it important that each branch of government maintain its independence?
- (2) Is one of the three branches of government more powerful than the others? Explain.
- (3) Does the separation of powers adequately preserve citizens’ freedoms? Why or why not?
The Mercer County Bar Association would like to announce and congratulate the winners of the essay contest.
- 1st prize – $100.00 to David Kramer (Celina)
- 2nd prize – $75.00 to Malcom Head (Celina)
- 3rd prize – $50.00 to Zach Stein (Celina)
In addition, the winners, their parents, and their teachers are invited to a luncheon and courthouse awards presentation with members of the Mercer County Bar Association, commissioners, and elected officials. We thank all of the students who submitted an essay for our essay contest.