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Law Day 2018 Theme:



WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  SENATOR JOSEPH SCHIAVONI, OHIO SENATE DISTRICT 33
 

Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom

The U.S. Constitution sets out a system of government with distinct and independent branches—Congress, the Presidency, and a Supreme Court. It also defines legislative, executive, and judicial powers and outlines how they interact. These three separate branches share power, and each branch serves as a check on the power of the others. “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition,” James Madison explained in Federalist 51. Why? Madison believed that the Constitution’s principles of separation of powers and checks and balances preserve political liberty. They provide a framework for freedom. Yet, this framework is not self-executing. We the people must continually act to ensure that our constitutional democracy endures, preserving our liberties and advancing our rights. The Law Day 2018 theme enables us to reflect on the separation of powers as fundamental to our constitutional purpose and to consider how our governmental system is working for ourselves and our posterity.

2018 LAW WEEK CONTEST WINNERS:
DRAWING CONTEST: GRADES 1-2:  (Students were to draw a tree that incorporates images or symbols of freedome and government).
Grade 1,  First Place: Jonny Gee, Bascom Elem, Leavittsburg
                Second Place: Aubrey Duffy, Bascom Elem., Leavittsburg
                Third Place: Sydney Nelson, St. Rose Elem., Girard

Grade 2,  First Place: Mason Lutz, Bascom Elem., Leavittsburg
                Second Place: Connor Geiszler, Bascom Elem., Leavittsburg
                Third Place: Emerie McCullum, Bascom Elem., Leavittsburg

DRAWING CONTEST WITH LETTER: GRADES 3-4:  (Students were to draw a a tree that incorporates images or symbols of freedome and government. Under the base of the tree they were to write a short statement explainin the meaning of the images or symbols).
Grade 3,  First Place: Derrick Rakich, Seaborn Elem., Min. Ridge
                Second: Brystal Lynn Mills,Seaborn Elem., Min. Ridge
                Third Place: Kassidey Fritz, Seaborn Elem., Min. Ridge

Grade 4, First Place: Saumya Sheth, JFK Lower Campus, Warren
               Second Place: Kathryn Powell, JFK Lower Campus, Warren
               Third Place: Nico Munroe, JFK Lower Campus, Warren

ESSAY CONTEST: GRADES 5-6:  (Students were to write a short essay explaining the role, duties and importance of one of the three branches of government).
Grade 5,  First Place: Riley Curd, JFK Lower Camp., Warren
                Second Place: Robert Zolka, JFK Lower Campus, Warren
                Third Place: Yaj Patel, JFK Lower Campus, Warren        

ESSAY CONTEST: GRADES 7, 8 and 9 inclusive:  (Students were to research and draft an essay explaining the importance of the separation of powers and the ways in which this method of governance safeguards liberty and freedom. Each essay should provide examples of the ways in which the branches of government check and balance each other)
Grades 7, 8, and 9,  First Place: Jordan Shackelford, Lakeview High School
                                 Second Place:  Jenna Walden, Maplewood High School
                                 Third Place:  Mabel Crouch, Maplewood High School

ESSAY CONTEST: Grades 10, 11 & 12 inclusive:  (Students were to research and draft an essay explaining the importance of the separation of powers and the ways in which this method of governance safeguards liberty and freedom. Each essay should provide examples of the ways in which the branches of government check and balance each other)
Grade 10, 11 and 12,  First Place:  Zachary Christian Cavin, Victory Christian
                                     Second Place:  Gannon Alan Fridley, JFK, Warren
                                     Third Place:  Kristopher McCowin, Victory Christian

MULTI-MEDIA CONTEST: GRADES 5 thru 12:  (Students were to creat an original piece of work using any and all safe mediums within the parameters of the Law Day theme).
Winner: Sarina Massacci, JFK Upper Campus $100.00 - Cash


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Thank you to the following high schools for participating in our Law Day Tours 2018!

Bristol High School
Chalker High School
Champion High School
Howland High School
Joseph Badger High School
Labrae High School
Lakeview High School
McDonald High School
Mineral Ridge High School
River Gate High School
Victory Christian Scholl

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Thank you to the following students and mentors for another successful shadow program!
2018 SHADOW PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS:

Cameron Parke, Bloomfield   - William M. Flevares, Esq.
Lauren Myers, Howland       –     Hon. Cynthia W. Rice
Michael Schaefer,Howland      -    Hon. Ronald J. Rice
Ally Perry, Hubbard           -   Devon A. Stanley, Esq.
Isabella Sandberg, Hubbard     – Shelley M. Pratt, Esq.
Dylan Massacci, JFK       -        Mag. Daniel N. Gerin
Atianna Caggiano, Min. Ridge   –   Elise M. Burkey, Esq.
Nathan Spalding, Min. Ridge    – Daniel G. Keating, Esq.
Courtney Georgalas,Newt.Falls -  Hon. Terry F. Ivanchak
Tim Irons, Newton Falls     –       Steven D. Maas, Esq.
Faith Gowens, Niles         -         Phillip S. Arbie, Esq.
Hailey Zelinsky, Niles         –    Mag. Beth Anne Aurilio
Hannah Zucco, Niles         -         Fred J. Rafidi, Esq.
Natalie Preusser, Warren       –  Hon. Jeffrey D. Adler
Nicholas Fitzgerald, Warren  – Michael A. Ognibene, Esq.
Angela Knell, Victory Christian      – Mag. Jami L. Bishop
Kristopher McCowin,Vict. Christ.–  Marty D. Nosich, Esq
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We would also like to give a shout out to the 2018 Mock Trial Winners:

2018 MOCK TRIAL WINNERS, NILES MCKINLEY
Austin Angus        Julia Bonneau       Alyssa Bowman
Iris Davis Hall        Lexis Gaugler        Mario Gioiello
Nick Hall               Yovani Martinez   Ravyn Mehle
Erika Scharf          Emily Swift           Gianna Vigorito
Hailey Zelinsky     Hannah Zucco      Chad Ries, Teacher

                   Attorney Matt Ries, advisor

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