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Deidre P. Frith
Director of Marketing and Media Relations
ENTERPRISE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE HONORED CONSTITUTION DAY
Enterprise, AL November 5, 2012- Enterprise State Community College honored Constitution Day this year with a week-long display on the Constitution in the foyer of Talmadge Hall from September 17 - 21.
“It’s important for us as a whole to be good citizens and to understand the Constitution,” said ESCC History Instructor Sam Covington. “In addition to the display, we also gave away pocket copies of the Constitution that Congressman Martha Roby provided and we are very grateful.”
ESCC awarded student Kimberly Larson a $50.00 certificate to the ESCC bookstore for winning the essay contest during the week. She is a freshman General Studies major from Enterprise, Alabama. Her winning essay dealt with the importance of the First Amendment’s freedom of expression provisions.
“I thought that entering the contest would give me some experience and constructive criticism,” said Larson. “It also made me look deeper into Freedom of Speech.”
ESCC holds Constitution Day activities annually.
ABOUT CONSTITUTION DAY
Constitution Day was established by Congress in 2004. The late Robert Byrd, senator from West Virginia at the time and a noted expert on the Constitution, sponsored the bill as a way to try to increase knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the United States Constitution.
The formal name of the holiday is "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," and the holiday celebrates the formation of the Constitution and its signing by members of the Constitutional Convention on Sept. 17, 1789. Additionally, the act promotes the importance of good citizenship. The formal holiday is September 17.