On Sept. 17, 1787, 39 brave men changed the course of history by signing the United States Constitution. To commemorate this significant event, Scottsdale Mayor W. J. "Jim" Lane is inviting students to participate in his annual Constitution Day Contest.
"Every year I receive many thoughtful and creative entries for our Constitution Day Contest, and I am looking forward to this year's celebration," said Mayor Lane. "I hope that students in our community use this opportunity to broaden their knowledge about our country's finest document at a time when constitutional issues, from separation of governmental powers to privacy, face the nation daily."
This year's contest includes an art/video category in addition to the essay category. Prizes will be awarded in both categories for three age groups:
- First through fifth grades
- Sixth through eighth grades
- High school
Contest details for parents and participants are available here.
Entries can be submitted at any Scottsdale Public Library information desk or City Hall. They also may be submitted electronically to Kelli Kuester.
Entries must be submitted by Monday, Sept. 17.
Mayor Lane will host a reception for participants and their families at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Mountain View Community Center, 8625 E. Mountain View Road.