JOHNSON STUDENT TAKES TOP HONORS IN LBJ LIBRARY ESSAY CONTEST

Apr 22, 2014

Nicholas D. Dauphine, a senior at Johnson High School has won first prize in the LBJ Library “Civil Rights Today” Essay Contest. Dauphine was honored on April 8 at the LBJ Civil Rights Summit awards ceremony in Austin, for his prize-winning essay entitled “Hispanics – The Forgotten Class in Civil Rights History.” The student left the summit with a $2,500 award. Dauphine’s sponsoring teacher, Daniel Farias, received a $1,000 award. Representatives felt it was fitting that a student from a school whose namesake was the First Lady of the United States (Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson) during the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson would end up with the top essay. Read the winning essay by clicking this link.