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Congratulations to the Winners of the Tampa High School Essay Contest

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The lawyers and judges of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the members of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are pleased to announce and congratulate the following winners of the 2021 High School Essay Contest Commemorating the 230th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution.

 

 
  First Place: Emily MacDonald, Strawberry Crest High School
Prize: $2,000

Second Place: Sohan Malladi, Land O’Lakes High School
Prize: $1,000

Third Place: Maria Clara Melo Fontoura, Pine View School
Prize: $500

 


 
 
Presiding over the ceremony, from left to right: Magistrate Judge Christopher Tuite, District Judge Virginia Covington, Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone, and District Judge Susan Bucklew
 
Judge Covington presenting the award for school with the most essay submissions to Dr. Stephen Covert, Principal of Pine View School

 

Judge Bucklew presenting a prize check to first place winner Emily MacDonald from Strawberry Crest High School
Judge Sansone presenting a prize check to second place winner Sohan Malladi from Land O'Lakes High School

 

Judge Tuite presenting a prize check to third place winner Maria Clara Melo from Pine View High School
 
All ten winners

 

Prizes
Students looking on from the jury box

 

The lawyers and judges of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the members of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association are pleased to announce and congratulate the following winners of the 2021 High School Essay Contest Commemorating the 230th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution.

 

 
  First Place: Emily MacDonald, Strawberry Crest High School
Prize: $2,000

Second Place: Sohan Malladi, Land O’Lakes High School
Prize: $1,000

Third Place: Maria Clara Melo Fontoura, Pine View School
Prize: $500

 


 
 


Presiding over the ceremony, from left to right: Magistrate Judge Christopher Tuite, District Judge Virginia Covington, Magistrate Judge Amanda Arnold Sansone, and District Judge Susan Bucklew
 

Judge Covington presenting the award for school with the most essay submissions to Dr. Stephen Covert, Principal of Pine View School
 

 


Judge Bucklew presenting a prize check to first place winner Emily MacDonald from Strawberry Crest High School

Judge Sansone presenting a prize check to second place winner Sohan Malladi from Land O'Lakes High School

 


Judge Tuite presenting a prize check to third place winner Maria Clara Melo
from Pine View High School

 
All ten winners

 

Prizes
Students looking on from the jury box

 
December 15, 2021