Essays must be submitted by Friday, April 24, 2020
Each year the Law Related Education Committee hosts CABA’s Essay Contest for 7th & 8th graders in the Jackson area. The purpose of the essay contest is to encourage students to think about the role of law in our society. The theme of this year's essay focuses on vaping.
An electronic cigarette, also known as e-cigarette among other names, is an electronic device that simulates tobacco smoking. E-cigarettes are noncombustible tobacco products. They are handheld battery-powered vaporizers. Using an e-cigarette is called "vaping". Do you think Mississippi should make vaping illegal for youth under the age of 18? If so, what are the pros and cons?
Please submit your essay with a completed cover sheet.
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CABA LAW RELATED EDUCATION COMMITTEE
c/o Venecca G. Green
8 Creekwood Place
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
Authors of the top essay from each school will receive a cash prize of $100. The Overall Winner, selected out of all the essays submitted, will receive a cash prize of $150. The teacher with the most students to submit essays in the contest will win a $100 gift card for school supplies. At the organization’s request, the Law Related Education Committee will coordinate with the organizations to present these awards at each organization’s Awards Day program. Additionally, the winning authors and the teacher with the highest participation will be recognized at a Capital Area Bar Association Luncheon in June 2020. The winning essay will be posted on CABA’s website. We look forward to reading your essays!