The Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA) recently held their 2023 Student Law Day Contest and Lawton Public Schools’ (LPS) students Eesha Katta and AdyLynn Anderson received honorable mention honors for their grade levels in the essay contest.
The theme this year was “Cornerstones of Democracy: Civics, Civility and Collaboration,” and the contest reminds us that by engaging in civics and working together, we can strengthen our democracy.
Eesha, a ninth grader at Eisenhower High School, submitted her writing “John Lewis: Changing Lives for the Better,” which told of personal experiences she delt with while also learning the story of John Lewis. The writing earned her honorable mention in the ninth-grade section of the contest.
AdyLynn, a junior at Lawton High School, also tied in personal experiences along with her research of Pauli Murray for her writing that landed an honorable mention honor in the 11th grade contest. She was also the state winner of the Poetry Out Loud competition.
This year, 1,405 students from 58 towns and more than 80 schools and home school groups entered the contest.
Congratulations to both Eesha and AdyLynn for representing LPS with your hard work and writing skills!