Fairfax, Virginia — The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund is pleased to announce the winners of the 2008 Second Amendment Essay Contest. In the Senior Category, Henry Hoffman of Batavia, OH, took first place; William Pinson of Colorado Springs, CO, took second place; Lauren McLeod of Sunrise, FL, took third place; and Sophie Arlow of Medina, WA, received an honorable mention. In the Junior Category, Skyler Gabel of Cody, WY, took first place; Stacie Kozachuk of Syracuse, NY, took second place; Corinne Iffland of Jacksonville, FL, took third place; and Vincent Tian of Fremont, CA, received an honorable mention. Congratulations to this year’s winners!
This year’s contest was particularly competitive with nearly 1,200 entries received. Winners will receive U.S. Savings Bonds ($1,000 for first place, $600 for second place, $200 for third place, and $100 for an honorable mention), certificates, and educational materials on the Second Amendment.
The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund is continuing the tradition in 2009 with another essay contest celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The theme for the essay is “The Second Amendment to the Constitution: Why it is important to our nation.” Students who are interested in competing in the contest should go to: www.nradefensefund.org/writingcontest.aspx.
For more information about The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund or the Second Amendment Essay Contest, visit www.nradefensefund.org or call (703) 267-1250.