Four local high school students were awarded $1,000 scholarships in the Students with a Cause competition, sponsored by the Richard Harris Law Firm.
This year's theme was "Just in Case." Participants were encouraged to submit a 30-second video, a work of art, a short story or poem, or a website. The firm received over 30 entries. The winners are as follows:
Video: Jordan Dailey (Palo Verde High school), for the video, “Don’t Text and Drive #JustInCase."
Work of Art: Janisse Badere (Chaparral High School), for artwork reinforcing the need for online safety.
Short Story or Poem: Samantha Fabela-Andaya (Advanced Technologies Academy), for a short story about repairing damaged relationships.
Website: Pablo Cortez (Advanced Technologies Academy), for his website discussing the dangers of texting and driving.
“For seven years, I have been in awe of the talent and insight that lies within the students of Clark County,” says Richard Harris, Founder of the Richard Harris Law Firm. He said the Students with a Cause campaign aims to encourage students to express their vision in a way that will make a difference in their lives and in the community.
Next year's contest will be announced early 2017. For more information, visit studentswithacause.org.