2022 Student Law Day Contest Winners Announced

The Oklahoma Bar Association’s Law Day Committee thanks educators, students and their families for participating in the 2022 Law Day Contest.

With a theme of “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change,” the contest is a reminder of the importance of shared responsibility to promote the rule of law, defend liberty and pursue justice.

This year, 1,331 students from 47 towns and about 70 schools and home school groups entered the contest. The Committee received more entries this year than in 2021, with a significant number of entries from counties outside the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas.

Categories were in Art and in Writing, from Pre-K to 12th Grade.

The Grand Prize went to Gwyneth Sanchez of Eisenhower High School in  Lawton.

Tharyn Dodson of Boise City won sixth-grade writing with her essay entitled, “The Fight for Women’s Right to Vote.” Ethan Fox of Skiatook placed second for his essay, “The Importance of the 13th Amendment.”

For seventh- grade writing, Daisy Lee nabbed first place for her piece regarding women’s voting rights, and Gunner Goodwin won second for his essay, “Why People Want to Change the 26th Amendment.” Trey Vaughn was also named an honorable mention.

For the full list of winners and links to their entries, visit the Oklahoma Bar Association’s website.