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HHS student makes history at State Bar's Law Day

By Staff
Staff Reports, Hartselle Enquirer
For the first time in the history of the Alabama State Bar Law Day, a student has claimed first place in the annual essay competition for two consecutive years.
That student is Hartselle High School ninth grader Nic Powell.
Hundreds of Alabama students competed for honors in the annual statewide event, focusing on this year's Law Day theme of "Celebrate Your Freedom-Independent Courts Protect Our Liberties."
Powell and other essay, poster, and photography winners were honored May 1 at a special ceremony held in the Supreme Court of Alabama.
Following the presentation of awards by Alabama State Bar President Fred D. Gray and the Hon. John B. Crawley, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the students and their special guests toured the judicial building and attended a luncheon in their honor. Powell received a $200 savings bond, an engraved gold medal, and award certificate. Hartselle High School will receive a special engraved Law Day plaque to display.
Powell's sponsor, Hartselle Junior High School gifted teacher Wanda McAbee, will receive a $25 donation for classroom use.