Henry Clay essayist repeats as winner in secretary of state’s contest

Author: Tammy Lane • First Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017

SoS essaysA sophomore at Henry Clay High School, Theo Ehrenborg, was congratulated by Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes as one of four high school students who won her office’s 28th annual essay contest. “Kentucky’s future will be bright with leaders like them,” she said.

The brief ceremony was March 16 at Rupp Arena during the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 basketball tournament. Theo also won last year with his freshman essay.

Created in 1988, the secretary of state’s essay contest inspires students to be active and informed citizens, with particular emphasis on the First Amendment and election issues. Each winner received a $1,000 cash scholarship made possible by the Office of Secretary of State and its partners, KEA and KEA Retired, the University of Kentucky’s Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, the Kentucky Department of Education, and Harp Enterprises Inc.

For more information, visit sos.ky.gov.


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