Wednesday, May 30, 2012

First Assembly Christian School sophomore wins a top award

First Assembly Christian High School student Sarah Hendrix recently won a top spot in a high school essay contest conducted by the Bill of Rights Institute.

Representing the Southern Region, Sarah, a sophomore, earned third place and $250 in the sixth annual Being an American Essay Contest.

More than 89,000 students attending public and private high schools and homeschool students from all 50 states have participated in the contest to date, with nearly $500,000 in prize money awarded to winning students and their teachers.

The contest asked students: “How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty?”

In her winning essay, Sarah chose the topic “All Men are Created Equal.”

She wrote: “All Americans are born with the same rights, even if they are born into less than ideal families or situations. Using these rights, Americans are able to use their own free will and take responsibility for the actions that they choose. The equality that the Constitution gives to us also gives us liberty. Liberty provides all individuals with the ability to express themselves and to have a say in decisions that affect their lives. The liberty that Americans enjoy daily would not be possible without the equality that the United States Constitution provides for its citizens.”

For more information on the Being an American Essay Contest, visit

Photo: Sarah Hendrix. Courtesy of Rachel Gillespie.