Sunday, September 17, 2017

Happy Constitution Day!

photograph of american flag, constitution and old quill

Constitution Day commemorates the inception and signing of the United States Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787

The holiday serves as a strong reminder that our rights as citizens and the structure of our government were founded upon the guiding principles in this document—and that freedom and liberty require civic engagement and sacrifice.

We take pause each year to honor and reflect upon the importance and meaning of the United States Constitution and to encourage students and the communities we serve to join us.

The U.S. Constitution Talking Blues
We created this web page, which includes details about an essay contest, resource guide, thoughtful essays, podcasts and more to get you into the Constitution Day spirit: www.riosalado.edu/constitutionday.

It also includes this music video featuring Rio Salado Library Assistant Christopher Orf performing a song he wrote called The U.S. Constitution Talking Blues-- to inspire you to read and think about how the Constitution affects your life.




Express Yourself! Enter the Rio Salado Constitution Day Essay Contest!

The contest is open to all students currently registered at Rio Salado College who submit an essay addressing this topic:

Given that the United States Constitution is a living document, how would you use it to promote change?

Participants will have a chance to win one of 3 prizes:
• 1st place: $100 Amazon gift card
• 2nd place: $50 Amazon gift card
• 3rd place: $50 Amazon gift card

Essays are due by midnight, Sunday, Sept. 17. The winners will be notified on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.

Visit this web page for additional details: www.riosalado.edu/constitutionday/Pages/Essay-Contest