Kirsten Schlenger at AIC NorCal Immigration Writing Contest Awards Ceremony May 25
May 26, 2011
Partner Kirsten Schlenger, in her role as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council, presented cash awards to fifth-grade teachers from the Nor Cal area in connection with the Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest, which asks students to write on the topic, "Why I Am Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants." The contest, in its 14th year nationally and its ninth year at the local level, is a collaboration between the AIC and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The top three winners of the local contest shared their winning entries at the uplifting awards ceremony in San Francisco, and the top 10 winners were honored. This year brought record participation in the local contest run by AILA NorCal, with 675 students from 42 schools participating.
WSM partner Mary Jane Weaver and associates Lisa Baker, Stephanie Smith and Katy Chase accompanied Kirsten to the event.