YLD Sponsors Essay Contest for High School Juniors, Seniors
Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest. A $1,000 college scholarship will be awarded to a Philadelphia high school junior or senior (public, private, parochial or charter school) who writes the winning essay on the question: The Voting Rights Act is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. If you were chosen to advise soon-to-be U.S. citizens at their naturalization ceremony, what would you tell them is the greatest success of the Voting Rights Act over the last 50 years?
Entries must be received by Friday, April 17 at 12 p.m. Essays will be judged on merit, with adherence to the above theme being a significant criterion for judging. Essays should be at least 1,000 words and typed or printed legibly. Please include your name, address, telephone number and school on a cover sheet accompanying your essay. Essay titles will not count toward the word requirement.
Mail or email essays to: Jeff Lyons, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 10th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will be invited to read their winning essay at the Naturalization Ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia on Friday, May 1. The Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest is sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.