August 25, 2011
Sarah Urbonas is Law Day student essay winner
MALDEN- The First District Eastern Middlesex Bar Association recently hosted its Law Day 2011 event at the Malden District Court. Four high school students, including Sarah Urbonas (Wakefield High School Class of '11), were in attendance as special guests, as winners of the Law Day student essay contest. The special ceremony featured presentations by The Honorable Lee Johnson, Presiding Justice, Malden District Court, and Tara DeCristofaro, Middlesex Probate and Family Court Registrar. Roland Hughes, president of the First District Eastern Middlesex Bar Association, presented $1,000 scholarships to four local essay contest winners: Sarah Urbonas, Sheila Rachels (Malden High School), Taylor Roseen (Mystic Valley Regional Charter Schools), and Huma Abdul Rauf (Everett High School). WHS teacher Attorney Barry Fitzgerald introduced Sarah Urbonas as part of the awards ceremony. Also on hand representing Wakefield and the First District Eastern Middlesex Bar Association was past-President Michael Kilkelly. The First District Eastern Middlesex Bar Association's event is part of America's national Law Day, established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1958. Law Day celebrates and strengthens the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law. It provides an opportunity to help students and the public understand how the law protects our freedoms through programs and activities conducted by schools, bar associations, courts and civic groups. Ever year students throughout the country are invited to submit essays based on a nationwide theme. The 2011 theme was The Legacy of John Adams, from Boston to Guantanamo.
L-R: Wakefield High School teacher Atty. Barry Fitzgerald, Law Day student essay winner Sarah Urbonas, mom Carmen Urbonas, Atty. Michael Kilkelly of Wakefield at the Malden District Court Law Day essay contest awards.