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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/10/08
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YLD Announces the Winners of The 2008 Law Day 50th Anniversary Poster Contest

New Brunswick, NJ – Adi Rosen of Englewood, Courtney Prunchak of East Windsor and Nora Franco also of East Windsor were the first, second and third place winners of the Young Lawyers Division 2008 Law Day 50th Anniversary Poster Contest. The contest was open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in New Jersey. The theme for this year’s contest was “The Rule of Law: Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity.” Students were asked to briefly describe their poster in a narrative of 20 words or less. Entries were judged during the NJSBA’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Atlantic City, May 21-23. The criteria for judging were: creativity, originality, artistic quality and adherence to theme.

First place winner, Adi Rosen of Moriah School in Englewood’s entry depicted blind justice, the Declaration of Independence, and Laws: The basis of our country and the tools to a more perfect union. In Adi’s own words, the poster represented “on a state and national level, our laws bring forth equality and justice for the citizens of the United States.”

Second place winner, Courtney Prunchak of Melvin H. Kreps Middle School in East Windsor’s entry depicted Liberty, Opportunity, Equality. She described her poster in this way, “Laws keep order in our society. Our opportunities increase, and we all have a chance to better ourselves.”

Third place winner, Nora Franco of Melvin H. Kreps Middle School in East Windsor’s entry depicted community laws such as helmet laws and seat belt laws. In her own words, Nora’s poster “…displays laws mostly about transportation (cars and bicycles)…. laws that citizens see every day.”

For their winning efforts, Adi, Courtney and Nora each received a Barnes & Noble gift certificate and a plaque.

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