June 21, 2011 -
Logan Harvey was presented with a check for $2,500 and had her named emblazoned on the Freedom Trophy as this year’s winner of the Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney Freedom scholarship.
Logan’s essay on the Bill of Rights: What they mean to me as an American, was selected as the winning submission by Judge Karen Gievers, Judge Ronald Flury and Judge Nina Ashenafi- Richardson. Students entered the competition, for the coveted award, from Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson and Wakulla counties. The award was presented at the Wakulla County School Board meeting where Logan and her family were given special recognition for her accomplishment.
Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney senior partner Dean LeBoeuf, presented Logan with the check and the trophy at the meeting. This is the 11th year that the firm has sponsored this competition. They have now handed out almost $30,000 in scholarships through this program.
After spending part of her summer traveling with her grandparents and serving on a mission trip to Jacksonville, Florida, Logan plans to attend the University of Mobile in the fall where she will play volleyball on a partial scholarship and study pre-veterinary science.
The scholarship application and essay is due this Friday.
A local law firm is now accepting applicants for its 11th annual 25-hundred dollar Freedom Scholarship.
The Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster, and Gwartney law firm is holding its essay contest. This year's topic is The Bill of Rights: What it means to me as an American.
Partner Dean LeBoeuf said, "What we're looking for is young people to tell a personal story, to reflect on our constitution and the bill of rights, and just how fortunate they are because of these rights to live in this country."
* The applicant must be a high school junior or senior and a resident of Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden or Jefferson County.
* The essay must be typewritten and contain no less than 500 and no more than 1,000 words. The subject of the essay must be: The Bill of Rights: What it means to me as an American. The essay must cover one, any combination or all of the first ten amendments to the Constitution.
* Only one essay may be submitted per person.
* No current or past employees or immediate family members of Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney, or of the independent celebrity judges are eligible to enter the competition.
* The top ten essays will be submitted to a panel of independent celebrity judges who will select the award winning essay. One scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded directly to a high school junior or senior.
* The completed application with an original essay and five copies of the essay must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2011. Essays can be mailed or hand-delivered to:
Brooks, LeBoeuf, Bennett, Foster & Gwartney, P.A.,
Attention: Freedom Scholarship
909 East Park Avenue
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
For more information and to download the application click the link below.