Advanced History Students Recognized in Essay Contest

Gaby Hernández '19 received 2nd place in this year's Minnesota Supreme Court Essay contest from Chief Justice Lorie Gildean.

The contest, sponsored by the Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society, with the support of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and is open to all high school juniors and seniors. This year's contest asked students to answer the question, "Do you think courts have decided issues of desegregation, busing, and affirmative action in public schools and universities correctly?"

Gaby's winning essay was titled "Law of Ignorance." Deirdre O'Neill '19 also received two topical awards and an honorable mention for her essay titled, "From Perpetuating Decline to Celebrating Diversity." Both students were members of this year's Advanced History Research class with the theme this year of Race and Place in the Twin Cities.

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