PCDS’ Student, Alexander, Wins Middle School Civics Essay Writing Contest

PCDS seventh grader Alexander Ashman was the recent winner of the Federal Bar Association’s Inaugural Middle School Civics Essay Writing Contest.

Alexander’s essay, “True Justice,” was supported by his PCDS English teacher, Kavita Kukunoor, and history teacher, Katie McKean. He wrote 500 words to answer the topic question: “What does an impartial judicial system mean to me?” More than one thousand entries were received from throughout the country, and Alexander was chosen as first prize.

This accomplishment awarded Alexander $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a behind-the-scenes tour of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Indeed, Alexander has a very bright future, and is an accomplished student at Phoenix Country Day School. He called the Supreme Court visit a “life-changing experience”—one that, perhaps, could land Alexander a seat at the Supreme Court one day!

Alexander is a seventh grader at Phoenix Country Day School.

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