Virgo students win state Law Day awards

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Sixth-grade student Malik Gordon, seen here with N.C. Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley, placed first in the state Law Day photo essay contest. Photos courtesy New Hanover County Schools.
Sixth-grade student Malik Gordon, seen here with N.C. Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley, placed first in the state Law Day photo essay contest. Photos courtesy New Hanover County Schools.

Two local students have earned statewide recognition in a North Carolina Bar Association contest.

Willie Mack, Jr., also from Virgo, placed third in the contest.
Willie Mack Jr., also from Virgo, placed third in the contest.

Virgo Preparatory Academy sixth-graders Malik Gordon and Willie Mack Jr. were among students from across the state who gathered in Raleigh on May 1 for the annual Law Day observance. There, they received awards for first and third place, respectively in a Law Day photo essay contest.

The Young Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) organizes the contest–as well as competitions in essay writing, poster art and moot court, as part of Law Day each year.

Law Day festivities allow students and their families the opportunity to meet state Supreme Court justices, appellate court judges, attorneys, NCBA leaders and lawmakers.

The Virgo students were treated to awards luncheon at the City Clubm where NCBA President Catharine Arrowood presented the Law Day Proclamation issued by Gov. Pat McCrory.