(Rick Kopstein)

The New York County Lawyers’ Association recognized students at its annual New York City high school essay contest at a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

From left, NYCLA essay contest subcommittee chair Robert Stern, contest judge Richard Lee Price and NYCLA president Barbara Moses, stand with first-place winner Karline Jung of Bronx High School of Science; second-place winner Max Neuman of Bard High School; third-place winner Lynette Lewis and fourth-place winner Kyle Gulino, both of James Madison High School, as well as William Koganov of James Madison High School; Maily Ramirez of Frank McCourt High School; Andrew Bueno of Flushing High School and Vasiliki Kalaitzidis of William Cullen Bryant High School, who received honorable mentions.

Not pictured are Regina Madray of Martin Van Buren High School and Olivia Liu of Stuyvesant High School, who also received honorable mentions.