Citizens group announces student essay competition


PATASKALA, Ohio – Ohio Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse has announced the opening of an essay contest on the Ohio Supreme Court.

Graduating high school seniors can compete for scholarship funds of $1,000, $500 and $250, which will be awarded to finalists in a statewide competition.

All graduating college-bound students in Ohio are eligible to participate by submitting a 200-word essay on “The Role of the Ohio Supreme Court.”

Ohio Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse chairman, Dave Rummel, said “The essay contest is about trying to get young voters, jurors and citizens to understand the Ohio judicial system.”

Entries will be placed in two categories: essays from students enrolled in schools small schools with less than 600 students and from those enrolled in larger schools.

For both school categories, a preliminary round of judging will determine the eight essays from each school category that will advance to the final round of competition.

The winning essays will be selected in a final round of judging scheduled for March 2002, and the date and location of award presentations will be announced in April 2002. Judging will be conducted by citizens of the local community.

Students may direct questions or essay submissions to OCALA Essay Contest, 180 E. Broad St., Suite E, Pataskala, OH 43062.

The entries must be printed or typed and include the student’s name, address, phone number, parents names, school and county and must be postmarked no later than March 10.

For further information on the essay contest contact Tony Tanner at 740-964-3547.


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