All Rise! Monday, May 1st was Law Day. Originally conceived in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower and the American Bar Association, Law Day was set up to celebrate the rule of law.
As part of the celebration, Hudson County holds a writing competition each year for students between 6th and 12th grade. This year’s topic was The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Two Secaucus Middle School eighth graders earned honors. Colleen Young won first place for the 8th grade poetry writing competition while William DeIasi won the second place prize for the 8th grade essay writing competition.
Secaucus Middle School made a clean sweep of the 6th grade awards. Ayush Agarwal took home the first place prize for the 6th grade essay writing competition, with his classmate, Javier Graham taking home the second place prize. Not to be outdone, Krushay Bhavsar (1st place) and Anya Singh (2nd place) swept the prizes for the 6th grade poetry writing competition.
The competition receives hundreds of submissions from throughout Hudson County. In all, six Secaucus Middle School students combined to take home half of the middle school Law Day awards.
The students and their parents were treated to a beautiful awards ceremony at the historic William J. Brennan Courthouse in Jersey City. The Keynote Address was given by retired Supreme Court Justice, John E. Wallace Jr., who explained the history and importance of the 14th Amendment.
Photo: In the photograph above, Secaucus Middle School Law Day winners pose for a group picture with the Honorable Judge Young and Secaucus Middle School Principal Rob Valente. Pictured from left to right Front Row: Javier Graham, Ayush Agarwal, Krushay Bhavsar, and Anya Singh. Back Row left to right: Honorable John Young, J.S.C., Colleen Young, William DeIasi, and Secaucus Middle School Principal Mr. Rob Valente.
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