The judges of the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, and the lawyers of the Bench Bar Fund and the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association announce, in alphabetical order, the finalists of the 2021 High School Essay Contest.
Madison Hillyer, Thomas Jefferson High School
Bailee C. Juszczyk, Winthrop College Prep Academy
Arabella Le, Pine View School
Emily MacDonald, Strawberry Crest High School
Maria Maiotti, Pine View School
Sohan Malladi, Land O' Lakes High School
Riley Pflug, Pine View School
Zane Tisdale, Pine View School
Pranav Verma, Strawberry Crest High School
The lawyers and judges of the Middle District, Tampa Division, congratulate the top ten finalists and thank all students who submitted essays and the teachers and administrators who encouraged them to do so. With nearly 600 essay submissions, we sincerely appreciate the contributions of all the participating students, teachers, and schools, which made this year’s contest such a success.
All finalists will be honored at a recognition ceremony on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14 B of the Sam M. Gibbons United States Courthouse. Prizes will be awarded to all student winners and grants presented to teachers and schools at that time.