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File #: RES 19-995    Version: 1 Name: Honoring the winners of the Law Day art contest
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/7/2019
Title: Honoring the winners of the Law Day art contest.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen


Honoring the winners of the Law Day art contest.



WHEREAS, Law Day, held annually on May 1, is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice, and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share; and


WHEREAS, the theme of this year’s Law Day was” Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society”, ideals on which our  democratic government is founded and which remain extraordinarily relevant; and


WHEREAS, freedom  of speech and the press are among the most important foundations for a free society; and


WHEREAS, the City of St. Paul values community engagement and spreading the message to the City’s youth regarding the benefits of the rule of law; and


WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office in collaboration with the Saint Paul Public Library Agency sponsored an art contest to commemorate  2019 Law Day; and


WHEREAS, the artwork submitted showed the unique interplay of these ideals and  are impressive representations of this year’s Law Day theme; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED, that the winner of the high school contest is Mira Seeba, a tenth grader at Como High School, and the winner of the elementary school contest is Arkin Mason, a fifth grader at Nova Classical Academy; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council congratulates the winners for their talented representations of a difficult and complex theme.



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