The judges of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, and the lawyers of the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association announce, in alphabetical order, the finalists of the 2021 High School Essay Contest.
Angelina C. Eidson, Paxon School for Advanced Studies
Jakob Gerard, Paxon School for Advanced Studies
Yangying Jiang, Stanton College Preparatory School
Nora Menon, Allen D. Nease High School
Jose Monteagudo, Stanton College Preparatory School
Elizabeth Newman, Paxon School for Advanced Studies
Avi Patel, Stanton College Preparatory School
Jack Thomas Petocz, Flagler-Palm Coast High School
Nissa Phillip, Paxon School for Advanced Studies
The lawyers and judges of the Middle District, Jacksonville Division, congratulate the top ten finalists and thank all students who submitted essays and the teachers and administrators who encouraged them to do so.
All finalists will be honored at a recognition ceremony on Friday, November 19, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse. The top three winners and their teachers will be announced at that time.