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2020 High School Essay Contest - Tampa - Winners Announced

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 - Tampa - Winners Announced  

The lawyers and judges of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 High School Essay Contest, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote.

Out of over 210 entries, the following winners were announced at a virtual ceremony on January 7, 2021:

First Place, winning a prize of $2000: Han Nguyen, St. Petersburg High School
Teacher: Karyn Tash, winning a classroom grant of $500 

Second Place, winning a prize of $1000: Ana Qureshi, Wesley Chapel High School
Teacher: Kyle Weber, winning a classroom grant of $500

Third Place, winning a prize of $500: Niral Gaddi, Strawberry Crest High School
Teacher: Kendall Nickerson, winning a classroom grant of $500  

 The following Honorable Mentions were recognized, each winning a prize of $50:  

Samuel Sainsbury, Providence Christian School
Teacher: Pamela Poole 

Angelique Tsounis, Largo High School
Teacher: Deborah Pettingill 

Delaney Ross, Academy of the Holy Names
Teacher: Sara Moses 

Ananya Balla, Strawberry Crest High School
                Teacher: Kendall Nickerson
 
Bailey Scott, Strawberry Crest High School
                Teacher: Kendall Nickerson
 
Nimisha Sarkar, Strawberry Crest High School 
                Teacher: Kendall Nickerson 

 Kossay Srayaldin, Chamberlain High School 
                Teacher: Regina Madden 
 
Out of over forty schools, the following schools had the most submissions to the contest: 

Strawberry Crest High School: 61 entries, winning a grant of $1000 

Land O' Lakes High School: 28 entries, winning a grant of $300 

St. Petersburg High School: 21 entries, winning a grant of $100 

Newsome High School: 18 entries, winning a grant of $100
 

Congratulations to the winners and their teachers, and thank you to all students who participated in this year's essay contest and those teachers who encouraged their students to do so.

 

 

Chief United States District Judge Timothy CorriganUnited States Senior District Judge Virginia Covington

Chief Judge Timothy J. Corrigan welcomes students to the 2020 High School Essay Contest Awards Ceremony. (left)
Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington presents the winners of the contest. (right)
 
 
January 08, 2021