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SOURCE The United States Capitol Historical Society
Worthington, Ohio Student Honored for Exemplary Essay
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Capitol Historical Society is pleased to announce that Miss Fafa Abena Nutor, a seventh-grade student at Kilbourne Middle School in Worthington, Ohio has been named one of the winners of the 2013 Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest. Miss Nutor was awarded Second Place in the Junior Division and earned a cash prize of $500.
"The US Capitol Historical Society is pleased to recognize Miss Fafa Abena Nutor for her exemplary essay," said US Capitol Historical Society President Ron Sarasin. "As with all the winning essays, Fafa's essay reflected a deep understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizens in our representative form of government."
Miss Nutor's award-winning essay, "America: Freedom and Responsibility," reminds us of the cost of defending the rights enjoyed by citizens of the United States.
"These rights did not just come out of the blue, they were fought for. Many men and women died to obtain and protect these rights that we still have today," she writes. "If we do not practice these privileges, what all these brave men and women fought for would be in vain. We must keep these rights in practice so that future generations may enjoy them as we do today."
"I am always impressed when a young person takes an interest in government, and Fafa's work certainly impressed the U.S. Capitol Historical Society," said Congressman Pat Tiberi (Ohio-12), and Member of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society's Board of Trustees. "I hope Fafa's interest in government will continue. It's because of young people like her that I believe our country will be in good hands in the future."
Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (Ohio-3) said, "Fafa Abena's essay, 'America: Freedom and Responsibility,' on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship exhibits a depth of knowledge and writing acumen that puts her in a league of her own. I applaud Ms. Abena's success in the US Capitol Historical Society's 2nd Annual Essay Contest and look forward to her future endeavors."
The 2013 Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest was made possible by a generous grant from Express Scripts. The 2013 contest is the second in the US Capitol Historical Society's Making Democracy Work program that has drawn hundreds of entries from students in grades 6-8 and 9-12.
The United States Capitol Historical Society (USCHS) was founded in 1962 and is chartered by Congress to educate the public on the history and heritage of the U.S. Capitol building, its institutions and the people who have served therein. The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is a nonpartisan, private, nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational 501(c)3 organization.
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