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  • Essay contest

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2018 essay contest. Students are invited to share their thoughts on the question: “How has the Fourteenth Amendment impacted education in the 150 years since
it was ratified, and what impact will it likely have in the future?” 

    The contest is open to students currently in grades 9-12 from Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. Essays are limited to 1,000 words and must be submitted by April 15. The top three essay writers will receive cash prizes of $2,000, $1,500 and $1,000.

 Click here for details and instructions on submitting an essay.

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