St. Mary’s Student wins NCDA award

Hannah Deranger

Hannah Deranger was chosen by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NCDA) to attend a Congressional Seminar in Washington DC. Deranger’s essay, “Why did the authors of the United States Constitution give Presidents the power to issue Executive Orders? How did Congress and the Judicial Branch limit these orders?” was one of only four in Louisiana selected for the Congressional Seminar Essay Contest for High School Students.

According to the NCDA.org website, “This essay contest is a major project of The NSCDA held under the auspices of the Washington Workshops Foundation, a private nonprofit educational program in American government for high school students. Winners receive full tuition, including seminar materials, university campus housing, and two meals daily, for a week of citizenship education about the national government, plus fun, new friends, and tours of sites in our nation’s capital.”

Deranger is an incoming Senior at Saint Mary’s Catholic School and is grateful to Landry for submitting her essay to the NCDA. Due to a scheduling conflict, Deranger was unable to attend the event.