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2022 Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest


The Rhode Island Law Day (RILD) Committee, with particular help from the Rhode Island Judiciary, the Rhode Island Bar Association, Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association, sponsored the 2022 Hon. Francis J. Darigan, Jr. Rhode Island Law Day Essay Contest. Open to all Rhode Island 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, the Contest focused on Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change, the same topic offered through this year’s RILD Classroom Programs.

Cayetano Sanchez IV, a student at East Greenwich High School, won first place in this year’s contest. At an upcoming ceremony held at the Noel Judicial Complex in Warwick, Cayetano 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. He will also receive a personalized engraved trophy cup, and his 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 his achievement. And, thanks to the generosity of the Edward P. Gallogly Family Law Inns of Court, a second-place winner, Caitlyn Holmstedt, a student at Toll Gate High School, will be awarded a $250 scholastic award and a personalized engraved trophy cup.