Tuesday, May 10, 2016

OJRHS Student Wins Essay Contest

Christina Fluharty with the Honorable Thomas Hogan

According to their website, "the Chester County Bar Association provides many services to its members and the community of Chester County by offering a variety of programs directed toward a better understanding of the legal system. Through the Association, members can expand their knowledge, enhance their practice and better fulfill their responsibility of providing efficient, skillful access to the legal system. Our member and public service programs provide opportunities for enhancement of professional and personal development." One of the Association's outreach programs is Law Day.

Christina with her mother, Helen Fluharty

Christina with her teacher, Mrs. Beth Seiler

Law Day Celebration is an annual luncheon where winners of Mock Trial Competition, Charles E. Swope Scholarship, Essay/Poster Contest, and Matching Grant are awarded. Owen J. Roberts High School student, Christina Fluharty, won first place in the essay contest, subject: “Miranda: More Than Words”. A $100 prize was associated with the award. The Honorable Thomas Hogan Esquire, District Attorney of Chester County, was the Keynote speaker at the Law Day Celebration on May 6, 2016.

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