Simone Prince-Eichner, a Lummi Island high school student, has been awarded a $2,000 American Justice Essay Scholarship from the Washington State Association for Justice.
Prince-Eichner attends Prince Home School, and is one of two high school students to receive the scholarship.
The other is Marta Grzankowski of Olympia, according to the association formerly known as the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.
Applicants were asked to watch the award-winning documentary “Hot Coffee” and write an essay that addressed the question: “Do caps on monetary damages undermine the 7th amendment right to trial by jury?”
“Hot Coffee” is about the controversial lawsuit involving the woman who was burned by McDonald’s coffee years ago.