Student Wins First Place in National Video Contest

Fox Chapel Area High School senior Alessia Fontecchio was recently named a first-place winner in the 2018 Civics Essay and Video Contest. The topic was the 14th Amendment – 150 Years Later and the prompt was “What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?” Alessia won for a video she created and will be awarded $1,000. Additionally, she was invited to receive her award in Washington, D.C., on April 25 for a visit at the United States Supreme Court.

The contest was open to high school students in grades 9-12 from across the U.S. Approximately 220 essays and videos were submitted for the competition, which was sponsored by the Federal Judges Association and the Federal Bar Association.