2011 ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

Four Warren County High School Students Receive $10,000 in Scholarships

April 27, 2011 -LEBANON, Ohio - Rittgers & Rittgers announced its annual high school essay contest winners for 2011. Rittgers & Rittgers awarded four scholarships totaling $10,000 to the following students:

First Place ($5,000) - Anthony Ramicone; Springboro High School

Second Place ($3,000) - Colton Conover; Lebanon High School

Runner Up: ($1,000) - Kyle Mentser; Kings High School

Runner Up: ($1,000) - Tyler Duvelius; Lebanon High School

Awards will be handed out at a luncheon at the Rittgers & Rittgers law office. The winning essays will be posted within the next few days at www.rittgersinjurylaw.com.

All students from Warren County High Schools were invited to participate and the winners were chosen based on their essays drafted in response to the following topic:

The Seventh Amendment, which guarantees the right to trial by jury, has recently been under attack by politicians and special interest groups who do not want citizens to serve as jurors to determine the outcome of disputes. Please discuss why the jury system is or is not essential to a democratic society.

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