Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that ten Colorado high school seniors have been selected as the winners of the firm’s inaugural College Scholarship Competition, 2013.
Burg Simpson senior shareholder, Peter W. Burg, said, “We are thrilled at the level of response to the 2013 Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit an essay and I congratulate our winners. The quality and standard of the winning entries were extremely high.”
Mr. Burg continued, “At Burg Simpson we are committed to supporting our community and doing all we can to help young people educate themselves about their civil rights and the importance of preserving the integrity of the American jury system. We are hopeful that next year our scholarship competition will reach even more schools and students.”
High school seniors from across Colorado were asked to write an original essay of 1,500 words or less that demonstrated a strong knowledge and application of the role of the jury system in American life. Specifically, students were asked to describe why the jury system is essential to protect the rights and liberty of the people. The competition was open to any graduating Colorado senior enrolled in an accredited school, and more than 100 entries were received.
Many of the winning essayist will take part in a special award ceremony at the 2013 State Basketball Championships, during halftime of the Boys 5A Championship Game. The game takes place on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the CU Event Center in Boulder. Burg Simpson would also like to thank CHSAA and 850 KOA News Radio for their support in helping to promote the competition.