Kerkman hosts visitors for Law Day

From left, state Rep. Samantha Kerkman, Rae-Lynn Niles, Steven Kolas, Raymond I. Johnson Sr. and Deputy Ray Rowe pose for a photo at the state Capitol on Law Day. /Submitted photo

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall) welcomed students, parents, chaperones, two members of the Kenosha County American Legion, and two area law enforcement officials to the Capitol in honor of Law Day, May 13.

Joining Rep. Kerkman to discuss the role of law in society to 30 area students were Kenosha County Sheriff Deputy Ray Rowe, Officer Dennis Walsh of the Kenosha Police Department, and Steven Kolas and Raymond Johnson Sr. of the Kenosha County American Legion. Rep. Kerkman led the participants on a tour of the Capitol, described her role as a lawmaker in the Legislature, provided information packets about state government, and joined the group for lunch.

The students attending Law Day at the Capitol had also competed in an essay competition in which they were required to write about the First Amendment. Rae-Lynn Niles of Bristol School was selected as the winner. Her essay, titled “Freedom of Religion,” (click here to read it) was chosen from more than 100 essays submitted by area students. Ray-Lynn is the daughter of Scott and Ray-Ann Niles of Bristol.

“I enjoyed meeting with Deputy Rowe, Officer Walsh, Mr. Kolas, Mr. Johnson, and the students and parents for Law Day at the Capitol,” said Rep. Kerkman. “It’s important that we teach our young citizens about the rule of law and the process involved between creating and enforcing our laws. I congratulate Ray-Lynn on her winning essay and wish all of the students the best in their future endeavors.”


One Comment

  1. Mrs. Wadin says:

    Very good job, Rae Lynn. I really enjoyed reading that. Your parents must be very proud!

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