Law Day 2020 Essay Contest Award Recipients

The Hunterdon County Bar Association celebrated Law Day with the recognition of students who had excelled in the 2020 Law Day Essay Contest.  For the second consecutive year, the Bar Association honored high school students who participated in an essay writing contest.  All local high school seniors were invited to write and submit an essay of no more than 500 words which addressed the topic of “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100”.

Peter Marra, Esq. of Schenck, Price, Smith & King and Christopher Vaccaro, Esq., Hunterdon County Assistant Prosecutor, Co-chairs of the Hunterdon County Bar Association Law Day Committee, along with their committee members and the Hunterdon County Bar Association Board of Officers and Trustees have recognized each winning essay with a certificate and a cash award.   All other essay contest participants were recognized with a certificate and a gift card from a local restaurant.

North Hunterdon High School

First place essay:  Rhea Kochhar

Second place essay: Gillian McCaffrey 

Third place essay: Alexandra Macce

Honorable Mention: Isabella Stagg and Lilian Wiegand

South Hunterdon High School

First place essay: Rylee Bordwick

Voorhees High School

First place essay:  Eleanor Curley

Second place essay: Kiera McLaughlin

Third place essay: Alfred “Will” Schweikert

Delaware Valley Regional High School

First place essay:Riley Fitz

The Law Day program is cosponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation and made possible through funding from IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.

Portions of the winning essays can be heard at the following links:

Rhea Kochhar, North Hunterdon High School: Kochhar

Riley Fitz, Delaware Valley High School: Fitz

Eleanor Curley, Voorhees High School: Curley

Rylee Bordwick, South Hunterdon: Bordwick