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Bearden girl wins $5,000 1st Amendment prize

Bearden High School had its Senior Celebration today, and Azur Priode was among the students honored. She received a $5,000 scholarship from the First Amendment Center in Nashville for being one of the winners of a national Free to Tweet competition that encouraged students to celebrate the First Amendment through social media.
AzurPriode.JPG Azur created a very cool YouTube video that captured dozens of scenes around Knoxville showing the First Amendment in action. “The First Amendment is abundantly present in our everyday lives,” she wrote with her entry. “A two and a half minute video is a small tribute to the freedoms that we are allowed living in The United States of America. Let Freedom Ring!”
I had the pleasure of presenting her with the check just before today’s ceremony. Azur is planning to attend the University of Tennessee next year to study forensic anthropology.
The First Amendment Center, by the way, has an online quiz to test your knowledge of these basic American freedoms. Try it, if you dare.