Johnston Heights Secondary student Tony Wang won first place at the Law Week 2013 speech contest, held last month in the vintage courtrooms at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Wang won a $1,500 cash prize and The Barry Sullivan Law Cup.
Thirty-four Grades 10 to 12 students from across the province debated the theme: Access to Justice – The Role of Public Opinion.
This was the 30th annual public speaking competition sponsored by the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC).
“(It’s rewarding) to see the calibre of students participating each year,” said CBABC president Kerry L. Simmons, who encouraged the students “to continue to use their voice to educate others about our justice system, challenge the status quo and contribute to solutions and improvements in their school community and beyond.”