Willman finalist in ‘Know Your Constitution’ competition

Marshalltown High School junior Adam Willman is a finalist in the Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Know Your Constitution” Project.

One hundred finalists were selected from the more than 1,000 students across the State of Iowa who participated in the “Know Your Constitution” Project.  These finalists will be honored at a luncheon held at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel in West Des Moines on Jan. 11, 2013. This year’s Keynote Speaker is the Honorable Judge Stephanie Rose, Federal District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

From the finalists, five students and their teachers will be chosen by a random drawing to attend the all expense paid, Close-Up Foundation’s five day long education work session in Washington, D.C., in February 2013.  The work sessions are designed to develop a deeper understanding of government and the political process.

The “Know Your Constitution” Project is designed to enrich students’ understanding and appreciation of the Constitution.  The students participating in the project were required to familiarize themselves with Constitution related issues. Each participating student completed a quiz. An essay question accompanied the quiz in case of a tie.

This program is sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association, with additional funding from the Iowa State Bar Foundation and many of the county Bar Associations across Iowa.