In honor of Law Day 2021, the Montgomery County Bar Association held a collage and essay contest. High school juniors and seniors that are residents of Montgomery County were invited to submit a collage and one page essay regarding their artwork and its relevance to the Rule of Law.
What is the Rule of Law? The Rule of Law is a set of principles, or ideals, for ensuring an orderly and just society. Many countries throughout the world strive to uphold the rule of law where no one is above the law, everyone is treated equally under the law, everyone is held accountable to the same laws, there are clear and fair processes for enforcing laws, there is an independent judiciary, and human rights are guaranteed for all.
In Lisa Liverio’s Mock Trial classes at Amsterdam High School students discussed, questioned and pondered over their individual interpretations of the Rule of Law. The most difficult part of the assignment was how broad the Rule of Law concept actually is but the students embraced the assignment and created some great collages and wrote thoughtful essays. Every high school in Montgomery County was invited to participate but AHS was the only school to submit projects so we have three winners!
Law Day is May 1 and the Montgomery County Bar Association holds an annual luncheon at which AHS’ seniors on our Mock Trial Team attend. This year, in lieu of the luncheon, the MCBA sponsored the contest. The winners were announced this week:
- 1st place ($100 prize): Olivia Holloway (Senior)
- 2nd place ($75 prize): Nicholas Auspelmyer (Junior)
- 3rd place ($50 prize): Elizabeth Brook Marshall (Senior)