Ten students from Jefferson High School and three from Kennedy High School have been named finalists in The Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Know Your Constitution” Project. Jacob Bruns, Samuella Kasha, Tori Paga, Lucas Barger, Danielle Boche, Anna Fultz, Rachel Johnson, Sophia Kevitt, Mya Kirchoff, Himidi Kuundu, Joseph Peters, Chase Thompson-Williams, and Hina Zeeshan are among the 100 finalists selected from across the state.

The “Know Your Constitution” Project aims to enrich students’ understanding of the Constitution. As part of the contest, students must familiarize themselves with Constitution-related issues, complete a quiz, and respond to an essay question. This year’s essay topic focused on a legislative proposal to raise the voting age in the U.S. to 21. 

These finalists will be honored at an award luncheon in Des Moines on January 26th, where five of the finalists will be randomly chosen to receive a scholarship in recognition of their outstanding efforts. The “Best Essay” finalists will also be announced. This marks the twentieth consecutive year that Jefferson has had a student named as a finalist in this prestigious competition.