2019 Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest

06/03/2019 -The Rhode Island Law Day (RILD) Committee, with particular help from the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Rhode Island Judiciary, Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, sponsored the 2019 Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest. Open to all Rhode Island 10th and 11th grade students, the Contest focused on Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society, the same topic offered through this year’s RILD Classroom Programs.

Catherine Sawoski, a student at The Wheeler School in Providence, won first place in this year’s contest. Catherine will receive a $1,000 scholastic award made possible through the combined generosity of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association. She will also receive a personalized engraved trophy cup, and her school will receive the Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest trophy cup for a one-year display, and a permanent plaque commemorating Alison’s achievement. And, thanks to the generosity of the Edward P. Gallogly Family Law Inns of Court, a second place winner, Sarah Maciel, a Narragansett High School student, will be awarded a $250 scholastic award and a personalized engraved trophy cup.