Today, find out which students have won a $5,000 scholarship for using social media creatively to celebrate the First Amendment through the #FreeToTweet scholarship competition.
More than 17,000 messages with the #FreetoTweet hashtag flooded Twitter and other social media on Dec. 15, sent by people sharing how they enjoy their right to free expression. The competition was part of a celebration of the 220th anniversary of the Bill of Rights.
Students ages 14 to 22 who tweeted their appreciation for the First Amendment using the hashtag were automatically entered into the competition.
Here’s a sample of a winning tweet from 20-year old University of Albany student Nicholas Creegan: