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2020 High School Essay Contest - Jacksonville

AMENDMENT XIX - THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES TO VOTE SHALL NOT BE DENIED OR ABRIDGED BY THE UNITED STATES OR BY ANY STATE ON ACCOUNT OF SEX, 2020 High School Essay Contest

2020 HIGH SCHOOL ESSAY CONTEST

The lawyers and judges of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, through the Middle District Bench Bar Fund, and the members of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are pleased to invite students currently in grades 10 through 12 in counties in the Jacksonville Division of the Middle District of Florida (Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Hamilton, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union) to participate in an essay contest.

PROMPT

Voting is the most basic right of a citizen and vital to a functioning democracy. Women, however, were not always extended this fundamental right. The Nineteenth Amendment, ratified 100 years ago, granted women the right to vote (suffrage). Identify and evaluate some of the methods proponents of the Nineteenth Amendment (suffragists) used to influence and change opinions about voting rights for women. Referencing a specific example, what method do you think was most effective and why?

FIRST PLACE: $2,000*
SECOND PLACE: $1,000
THIRD PLACE: $500
HONORABLE MENTION
TO FOURTH THROUGH TENTH PLACE WINNERS: $50 EACH
and a
Classroom grant for teachers of the top three winners: $500
 
*The first place winner will also be offered
the opportunity to shadow a federal judge for a day.
 

 
 

 

 

ENTRIES MUST BE
SUBMITTED ONLINE

 

WWW.FLMD.USCOURTS.GOV
   
 

 

   

 

QUESTIONS?

For more information, please contact
Suzanne Judas, Community Outreach Coordinator,
at (904) 910-0354, communityoutreach@jaxfedbar.org,
or Kirsten Clement, Staff Attorney,
at (904) 301-6820, kirsten_clement@flmd.uscourts.gov.

 

 

 

 

DEADLINE
NOON, OCTOBER 2, 2020

 
 
August 10, 2020