By Art Hunter
Three Clermont Northeastern High School students have won awards in a county-wide essay contest sponsored by the Quin-T Democrat Club.
The club is a grass-roots organization of Democratic activists in southern Clermont County.
Kenneth Wright, a Quin-T member, coordinated the contest. Wright says that the purpose of the essay contest is to encourage students to take an interest in the American political process and to help them become better citizens.
“The political process works,” Wright told students at the awards assembly. “It’s your government, know your government.”
This year’s essay contest had students write about one of the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and discuss whether the Constitution is too hard or too easy to amend.
First place winner Elizabeth Shaw wrote her essay on the 4th Amendment.
Second place winner Kara Marlar wrote about the 26th Amendment.
Third place winner Brandon Jex wrote about the 24th Amendment.