JUNE 9, 2010

Local high school student wins National Essay Contest and Scholarship

Will attend “Congressional Seminar” in Washington, D.C.

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ally fedorkaThis year, Ally Fedorka from Foothills Academy College Prep won a national essay contest sponsored by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA).  Essay winners receive full scholarships to attend the 2010 Congressional Seminar this June 19-25 in Washington, D.C.

This year’s NSCDA essay topic was “Discuss a Major Supreme Court Decision You Believe to be Pivotal in our Nation’s History”.  Miss Fedorka’s essay was based on the 1967 Supreme Court decision of Loving v. Virginia.

Presented by the Washington Workshop Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization located in Washington, D.C. – the Congressional Seminar engages qualified high school students in active legislative simulation during a week long Model Congress.  Playing roles of freshman representatives, speakers, lobbyists and caucus leaders, participants work to draft, revise and hopefully pass a bill through a vote of their seminar peers.

Additionally, seminar participants who hail from 30 states and various social backgrounds will enjoy lectures, site visits and personal interactions with Washington, D.C. based policy makers, professionals and Representatives.