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Pontotoc County Student wins awards in statewide Law Day contest | Local News


Clayton Rohla, a Roff Elementary School student, earned first place awards in second grade art and writing in the recent statewide Law Day Contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Bar Association. Rohla is a student of Linlee Storts and will be honored at a school award ceremony. 

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More than 1,300 students in pre-K through 12th grade entered this year’s Law Day Contest, themed “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.” To view all the winners, visit www.okbar.org/lawday/contest/winners

“The theme for this year’s contest was selected to remind us that the Constitution can only fulfill its promise through the involvement of all society in our democracy,” said OBA Law Day Chair Ed Wunch. “With the challenges created by the pandemic, it was impressive to have more students participating in this annual contest than last year.” 

Law Day, a nationwide event designated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958, is celebrated annually with events on or around May 1 to raise awareness of American law. The idea for Law Day was conceived by the late Hicks Epton, a Wewoka attorney and OBA past president. 

As part of the Law Day celebration, Oklahoma lawyers will be available to give free legal advice on Thursday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Those in the Oklahoma City area may call 405-493-9131; those closer to the Tulsa area may call 918-551-6022. Questions may also be emailed to askalawyer@okbar.org.

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