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Center for Responsible Citizenship to Host Constitution Bowl

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The Center for Responsible Citizenship (CRC) at Lee University seeks to share its enthusiasm for the American Founding and Constitution with the broader Cleveland community.  On September 16, it will host its 12th annual Constitution Quiz Bowl. Teams from local high schools will compete throughout the day, testing their knowledge of our Founding documents and history.

Constitution Day was conceived in 1940 as “I am an American Day” but was changed in 1952 to correspond to the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution (September 17) based upon a petition by Olga T. Weber.  It was later renamed “Citizenship Day” and kept this title until 2004 when Louise Leigh and Senator Robert Byrd recast the holiday as “Constitution Day.”  Soon after, the Department of Education announced that any school receiving Federal Funding should observe Constitution Day with educational programming.

“We believe that responsible citizenship starts with educated citizens,” says CRC Program Coordinator Audrey Haley. “Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Lee students, faculty from Lee’s Political Science program, and the financial support of the Jack Miller Center, participants can come to know not only the written words of the Constitution, but its application and ideals.”

Constitution Bowl is just one of the many opportunities the Center for Responsible Citizenship offers.

For more information on CRC programming or to learn more about how you can support its activities, please contact crc@leeuniversity.edu.

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