Date:  May 17, 2011

Location:  Capital City Club, Columbia, South Carolina

Event:  School Program

Partners:  South Carolina Women Lawyers Association

The League of Women Voters of the Columbia Area hosted a luncheon featuring Representatives Bakari Sellers and Jenny Horne to recognize Grace Stonecypher; Mitchell James Gebel; Montana Rindahl; and Julisa Shawnte Muldrow, winners of the essay contest “Comparing South Carolina’s Judicial Selection Method with at Least Two Other States with Emphasis on Independence and Diversity.”  The students received the awards for overall understanding, research quality, composition, and presentation.  Judging the contest were members of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association:  Margaret Elise Baker, Esquire; Jacquelyn Lee Bartley, Esquire; Mary Elizabeth Crum, Esquire; and Patricia Logan Harrison, Esquire.  The essay contest was a five-month effort open to all high school seniors in Richland and Lexington counties that reached out to area public and private schools for participants.