PLAINFIELD, IN TEEN WINS SECOND PLACE IN NATIONAL 4th AMENDMENT ESSAY CONTEST: NCPA


Dallas, TX (March 4, 2016) – The National Center for Policy Analysis announced today that Paige Murrell of Plainfield, Indiana, placed second in Debate Central’s Young Patriots Essay Contest with her essay on the relationship between government surveillance and the 4th amendment. Murrell is in the 11th grade at Four Oaks Academy.  

The Young Patriots Essay Contest, which is sponsored by Copart,  is designed to challenge middle and high school students to creatively engage with public policy and current events through the art of writing. Murrell’s essay won out over 900+ applicants, earning her second place and a $2,500 scholarship to the college of her choice.

“Copart is a proud sponsor of the Young Patriots Essay Contest, a program that helps young people become acquainted with public policy and to learn to research and voice their opinions on critical issues,” said Copart CEO Jay Adair, who congratulated the winners in a video.“On behalf of Copart and the NCPA, congratulations to Paige and all the winners!”

The NCPA’s Debate Central aims to provide free, high-quality resources to high school debate students. For more information, please visit http://www.debate-central.org.

Murrell’s essay, “Suspicion is Not a Virtue: Mass Surveillance and Global Terrorism,” can be found at: http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/Paige%20Murrell.pdf