St. Lucie County’s annual Law Week Reception and Student Art Contest, sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library, the Trustees of the Rupert J. Smith Law Library, and the St. Lucie County Bar Association, drew more than 400 entries this year.
In keeping with the theme “Every Vote Counts,” St. Lucie County students submitted artistic renderings related to either the Bill of Rights, symbols of justice, or the role of courts, judges, and jurors.
The 2014 reception honorees were Theresa Garabino-Mays, the executive director of Castle, and Diamond Litty, public defender for the 19th Circuit.
The winner of the $750 high school prize was 11th-grader Abbey Bilicic of Lincoln Park Academy; seventh-grader Ferlie Fabre of Lincoln Park Academy won the $200 first place middle school prize; F.K. Sweet fourth-grader Brian Wu won the elementary grades $150 prize, and second-grader Skylar Monroe of the of F.K. Sweet won the elementary K-2 $100 prize.
The $750 first-place high school prize for the essay contest went to Jodelle Laurent of Summerset College Prepatory Academy; the $500 award went to Yoursa Gheit of Lincoln Park Academy; the $200 middle school first-place prize went to Alexandria Reid of Oak Hammock; and second place went to Kristin Campbell of Manatee Academy.