Four Fayetteville-Manlius High School students were recently named Constitutional Scholars by the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (NDNY) Federal Court Bar Association (FCBA).
During the third annual NDNY-FCBA Constitutional Scholars Essay Program, F-M juniors Elizabeth Brady, David Haungs and Jacob Gerardi and freshman Megan Leonard each received awards for compositions they wrote about United States Constitution topics.
The students were recognized with the following awards for their submissions:
- Elizabeth – silver medal, “The Bill of Rights: Necessary or Detrimental.”
- Jacob – honorable mention award, “Separation of Powers.”
- David – silver medal, “Origins of the Second Amendment.”
- Megan – honorable mention, “Origins of the Bill of Rights.”
All four students competed in the contest’s Private and Suburban Public School category of the Greater Syracuse Division.
The contest is open to all grades 9-12 students who reside in Onondaga, Albany, Schenectady and Troy counties. The submitted essays, which must be 2,000 words or fewer, feature original content and focus on an aspect of the Constitution, are evaluated based on content, clarity and style by a panel of federal court judges.