Aldine ISD students won top prizes in the 2022 Houston Bar Association Law Day Competition.
Law Day is a national celebration and an opportunity to participate in discussions about law and its role in society. It has been sponsored and promoted by the American Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association since 1958, when President Dwight Eisenhower designated it a national holiday. The Houston Bar Association joins local and state bar associations nationwide in sponsoring activities around May Day. Although the celebration is called “Law Week”, it encompasses so much more. Aldine ISD Schools celebrates Law Day with various activities and tours from the Houston Bar Association.
This year, Law Day (May 1) focused on the theme “Towards a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change”. The Constitution is a document that serves as a model for government. It delegates power, sets out rights and suggests mechanisms for change. Legislation, court rulings, amendments, lawyers and “we the people” have relied on these original words throughout the generations in an attempt to make the “more perfect Union” a reality.
Congratulations to our winners of the Aldine ISD Houston Bar Association Law Day Contest.
Grades 3-5 Poster Contest:
1st place – Trearm Woodward – Anderson Academy (Professor Tony McMillan)
* 2nd place in the state
Photography contest winners:
2nd Place – Yanira Aguirre – Victory Early College High School (Professor Tommie Sanders)
3rd Place – Daisy Espinoza – Carver High School – (Professor Matt Kirkpatrick)
Carver High School Honorable Mentions: Alexandra Diaz, Darius Robinson and Mariana Vasquez (teacher Matt Kirkpatrick)
The Law Week Essay competition was established in the late 1970s; the poster competition was established in 1986; the school reading program was created in 2003, as was the dialogue program, and the photography contest was created in 2012. Special needs contests began in 2011. Special needs day at the courthouse was started in 2013.