Below please find information about the NDNY-FCBA’s “Constitutional Scholars Program Essay Contest,” specifically for public high school students in the cities of Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady and Troy.
Contestants complete in two divisions: (1) the Syracuse Division (for public high school students in the Syracuse City School District); and (2) the Capital Region Division (for public high school students in the City School District of Albany, the Schenectady City School District and the Enlarged City School District of Troy).
Essays must regard the origin of some aspect of the U.S. Constitution and be fewer than 1,250 words in length. Submissions are due by February 28, 2017, and prize winners will be announced by May 1, 2017 (Law Day). Prizes will be awarded in each division. The first place prize is $750; the second place prize is $350; and the third place prize is $150. More details about the contest–including sample essay topics and historical materials–are available on www.constitutionalscholars.org
If you know any public high school students in the cities of Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady or Troy who you think may be interested, please tell them about the contest! Attached please find flyers, in case it is of use to you.