Cedar Hill High Scholars win Law Day Honors

Three Cedar Hill High School underclassmen won Law Day honors this year.

The Southwest Bar Association (SBA) sponsors a contest where scholars create posters and essays. This year’s theme, set by the American Bar Association, was “a more perfect Union: Constitution and Times of Change”, said attorney Thelma Clardy, SBA President.

The first place prize was a $100 Visa Gift Card; Second place was a $75 Visa Gift Card, and third place was a $50 Gift Card.

Cedar Hill junior Marian Smith, who qualified for the State Skills USA Competition in Graphic Design earlier this year, won first place for the poster he created.

“The contest inspired me,” Smith said. “We’re a great nation, but if we all stand together, we can form an even better one.”

Smith said he plans on writing an essay for next year’s contest.

“I like writing, too,” Smith said.

Cedar Hill junior Yolandia Scott won second place for the poster she created. Scott was honored earlier on Monday morning for creating the next logo for the Cedar Hill Shares Food Pantry.

“The contest inspired me to try harder,” Scott said. “I created the poster and thought about justice, plus the need to stand together.”

Cedar Hill sophomore Faith Alvarez, who recently transferred to CHHS from a Dallas ISD school, won third place. Clardy said Alvarez was the first contestant to win with an essay, rather than a poster.

“I was very interested in the topic and was able to share my perspective as a Hispanic person,” Alvarez said. “I enjoy writing essays.”