2014 Law Day Scholarships Awarded

The Houston County Bar Association hosted its annual Law Day celebration on April 29, 2014 with a presentation of scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors from Houston County who will be entering college in the fall. The ceremony took place at the Houston County Superior Court. Houston County judges, members of the Bar Association, and local elected officials were in attendance to recognize the scholarship award recipients.

The 2014 scholarship recipients are:

  • Emily M. Deyton – Veterans High School
  • Carly Sue Moore – Houston County High School
  • Jacob A. Turner – Perry High School
  • Emily G. Coats – Central Fellowship Christian Academy
  • Olivia N. Ellgass – Warner Robins High School
  • Nicole E. Knyfd – The Westfield School

Each student received a $500 scholarship. The scholarships are funded completely by
donations from the members of the Houston County Bar Association.

In addition to the scholarship awards, the Houston County Bar Association celebrated this
year’s Law Day theme, “American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters,” with an Attorney’s Oath Renewal Ceremony led by Chief Superior Court Judge George F. Nunn, Jr. and a Law Day Proclamation from Houston County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tommy Stalnaker.

Each May, the Houston County Bar Association observes Law Day to commemorate the rule of law, the judiciary, and its place in American society. The idea of a national Law Day was conceived in 1957 by American Bar Association President Charles Rhynes. In 1958 President Dwight D.Eisenhower, established the first Law Day, and in 1961 the U.S. Congress issued a joint resolution making May 1 the official Law Day.