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  • Fort Worth Campus Celebrates Constitution Day

    Contributed by Joy Cornwell, Campus Librarian

    Our Fort Worth Campus celebrated Constitution Day on September 15, 2011, by distributing voter registration cards and encouraging students to register to vote. The Campus also held a "Constitution Day Trivia Contest" for students who wanted to test their knowledge of the United States Constitution.

    A total of 24 students exercised their rights as Americans and registered to vote, and 32 participants in the trivia contest tested their knowledge of the Constitution. The contest consisted of 20 multiple-choice questions on how the Constitution was created and who was involved in its formation.

    Stressing the Importance of the Vote

    Admissions Representative Shondi Taylor emphasized the importance of voting. She said, "Registering to vote gives you a say on important issues that affect you: everything from roads and recycling in your area to education and climate change. Registering to vote allows you to be heard and adds your voice to millions of others who desire change."

    Constitution Day Contest Winners

    In the trivia contest, the winners were Criminal Justice students Marcus Montbriand and Michael King, along with Certified Pharmacy Technician student Ebony Norman and Medical Assisting with X-Ray student Shaundelyn Henderson.

    Shaundelyn said, "It was fun to see how much I knew and remembered from high school. Entering the contest with my classmates was fun, and we helped each other figure out the hard questions. We worked as a team."

    The winners of the Constitution Day contest have had their photos framed and hung next to the poster of trivia questions and answers. They'll be displayed for one year, until the next annual Constitution Day event.