The competition featured George Hunter ’04, an associate at Jones Day Cleveland, who spoke to the Upper School students about the attorneys’ responsibility in representing and serving their clients, and the importance of putting their own personal views aside, especially in the case of representing controversial figures or subject matter.
After Mr. Hunter’s talk, Headmaster Rick Bryan ’70 announced the winners of the competition. He said that he and the judges were impressed with the content of the essays overall, and the number of students - 58 – who submitted essays.
William Frankel '17 received first place for his essay, How Quickly Differences Vanish: Reagan and the INF Treaty; Dante Sudilovsky '17 received second place for his essay, Fear, Change, and Power: Justifications of the FBI's COINTELPRO (1956-1972); and Neil Sehgal '17 received third place for his essay, The Politics of Mass Incarceration: The Role of 'Tough on Crime' Rhetoric. Honorable mentions went to Grant Friedman '17, Rohan Garg '17 and Reed Chen '19.
The competition awards students who have thought with logic and imagination about political issues and have expressed those thoughts and opinions in a clear, succinct, and provocative style.
Congratulations to the finalists and their advisor History Chair Alan Cate!
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