FLEMINGTON, NJ – Students from Hunterdon Central, North Hunterdon and Delaware Valley high schools were recognized at the recent annual Law Day event sponsored by the Hunterdon County Bar Association.

High school seniors competed in an essay contest on the subject of “Free Speech, Free Press and Free Society.”

Winning first place from Hunterdon Central High School was Esther Wroth. Erik Aguero won second place and Diana Pacheco took third place.

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From North Hunterdon, Jonatha Berg won first place, Thomas Cerra won second place and Katherine Carney was awarded third place.

North Hunterdon High School students Sean Seibert, Ella Fasciano, Lianna Bonacorsi and Lacey Kestecher were recognized with honorable mention awards.

From Delaware Valley Regional High School, Maggie Erwin was presented an award for her first-place essay.

As part of the Law Day Celebration, awards were presented to the county’s Mock Trial champion team from Voorhees High School; the Mock Trial teams from North Hunterdon and Hunterdon Central; and the Law Adventure team from Clinton Township. 

Also as part of Law Day, the Bar Association presented its 2019 Mock Trial scholarships to Katherine Carney from North Hunterdon High School, Isabella Hanley from Voorhees High School and Maggie Erwin from Delaware Valley High School.

The event was held at the old Historic Courthouse on May 9. Peter Marra of Schenck, Price, Smith & King, Hunterdon County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Vaccaro and Anthony Koester of Dilts & Koester presented the awards.