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Constitution Day Information

In 2004, the Congress decided that “Constitution Day” should be observed in schools each year on September 17th with educational programs about the history and signing of the Constitution. To help celebrate Constitution Day, eight newspapers and the New Hampshire Supreme Court have sponsored an annual "Constitution Day Essay Contest" for grades 5-12 on a topic related to our constitutional rights as citizens. Winning essays are published in the participating newspapers and winners are invited, along with parents and teachers, to a special reception at the state Supreme Court and to the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications First Amendment Awards.

Be prepared Now for "Constitution Day" on September 17, 2014 Acrobat Reader

A statewide effort to promote informed citizenship
and start a dialogue about the Constitution


2014 Constitution Day material

- The topic and backup material Acrobat Reader

- The rules Acrobat Reader

- Entry form Word document

- Constitution Day letterhead Word document

- The timeline, for your reference Acrobat Reader

- A couple of suggestions for your letters Acrobat Reader

In the suggestions for teachers' letters, I have included word of the rule changes involving the length of essays and the number of local winners each paper may chose.

David Tirrell-Wysocki
Executive Director
Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications
627-0005 (school)
340-3619 (cell)

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