From the Harford County Republican Women’s Club:
The Harford County Republican Women’s Club (HCRW) is seeking entries for its annual Constitution Day Contest; a contest designed to support the 2004 federal law requiring any institution receiving federal dollars to provide educational programming on the history of the Constitution on September 17 of each year. Since the contest’s inception, students from Fallston Middle, Edgewood High School and home-schooled students have won prizes for their efforts.
“Harford County has encouraged students to study the history of this country through its’ long-standing Patriot Program. The HCRW’s focus on students and Constitution Day is an effort to support that education and to help students cement their understanding of their role as a citizen,” says Merrie Street, chair of the Constitution Day Committee.
Public, private and home-schooling students from throughout Harford County are all encouraged to participate. $1,500 in prizes will be shared among the winners chosen in the elementary, middle and high school categories. Students must live in and attend classes in Harford County.
The HCRW believes students of every age grasp that the Constitution is the set of rules that we live by.
Elementary aged students who wish to participate are asked to create a collage that reflects what freedom means to them. Middle school students have the choice of two essay topics on the Constitution and society. Students in high schools will be required to develop a lesson plan on the Constitution that can be shared with their peers.
Entry deadline is September 17, 2014. Contest requirements and details may be found at www.harfordcountyrepublicanwomen.com under Calendar/Events. Entries may be mailed to:
Merrie Yosua, 1401 Marywood Drive, Bel Air, MD 21014 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org