Guam Law Day Essay Contest 2019

St. John’s School students participated in the 2019 Guam Law Day Essay competition at both the Middle and High School Levels.

Students were required to write an essay answering the question: “What does this years’ Law Week Theme, “Evolving Liberty: Guam 75 Years Later” mean to you?”

High School students were subject to a 1,000-word limit, while the middle school students were subject to a 750-word limit.

Se Young Choung, 10th grader, received 3rd Place in the high school division for his essay entitled, “Evolving Liberty”. In it, he argued that “Evolving liberty requires change for the better to be truly evolving. The evolution of Guam’s liberty concludes when Guam’s residents are given the foundation to any free democracy: voting.”

For the middle school division, 8th grader Seungho ‘Sunny’ Kang received 2nd Place for his essay entitled, “Liberation: The Benefits of US Citizenship to Guamanians”. In his essay, Sunny stated that ” Liberation for Guam isn’t just about liberation from an enemy force, it meant the liberation of people to be afforded the ability to better themselves. It meant liberation toward a better Guam, a better America.”

Seyoung receiving his 3rd Place certificate and $100.00 cash prize from the Honorable F. Philip Carbullido, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Guam.

Sunny receiving his 2nd Place certificate and his $100.00 cash prize from the Honorable Katherine A. Maraman, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Guam.

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