Creative Expression Finalist Announced

LAS VEGAS –Judging has been completed in the 2022 Nevada Middle School Civics Contest, Creative Expressions. The program provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop a curiosity for civics education. The idea is to encourage middle school teachers to do a lesson plan on the topic chosen by the Ninth Circuit but allows students to express their thoughts about the topic through creative writing, art, photography, or music.

This year’s contest focused on students’ free speech rights. The contest challenged students to address “What are students’ free speech rights – and responsibilities – on and off campus?” Participants were asked to consider what rights the First Amendment provides to students engaging in free speech, both inside and outside of school.

Adam Shaw, who attends the American Heritage Academy in Henderson, Nevada, is this year’s winner.

Adam Shaw Bio