“Carpe Diem, a public High School, is located in a rural community in Oregon. Recently nine students were suspended for the remainder of the school year at Carpe Diem after they refused to remove black headscarves that they were wearing as an anti-war protest. While several of the students were merely wearing black bandannas tied to the top of their heads, five of the students were wearing long scarves in the style of an Islamic holy scarf, or hijab, which covered their entire faces, except for their eyes. “
Read more about the contest at the Oregon State Bar web site.
“The Oregon State Bar’s New Lawyers Division is proud to announce our 2007 High School Essay Contest. The contest is open to all Oregon high school students and three winners will be chosen to receive $500, $350, and $250, respectively for first, second, and third place entries. While teachers are encouraged to incorporate this project into their curriculum, many of our most competitive entries are received from students who engage this project on their own initiative. All entries should be submitted to the Oregon State Bar office at the address below. We wish you all the best of luck.”