Black History Month Essay Contest Finalists & Runners-up

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The New Jersey State Bar Association's Minorities in the Profession Section is pleased to announce the finalists and runners-up in the 2019 Black History Month Essay Contest.

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 Essay #  Name  School
 03 Christlie Lavarin Asbury Park High School
10 Jeffrey J. Farmer East Orange STEM Academy
20 Faith J. Wilson North Plainfield High School
21 Michael Marotta Northstar Washington Park High School
36 Menelik  Cooper-Caraballo West Orange High School


 Essay # Name & Rank School
 08 Conrad Palmer - 1st runner-up East Orange STEM Academy
32 Nadine Dewan - 1st runner-up Weehawken High School
12  Renee Owusu-Poku - 2nd runner-up East Orange STEM Academy
30 Tejaswini Priya Ashok - 3rd runner-up Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School