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WKCTC Honors U.S. Constitution September 21

Constitution Week is September 17-23. As part of the week, West Kentucky Community and Technical College will celebrate the United States Constitution September 21 at 11 a.m. in Matheson Library.

During an hour-long presentation, which is free and open to the public, the local Daughters of the American Revolution will perform an informative skit titled How Lawyers Have Influenced the Establishment of the U.S. Constitution, The skit will emphasize how, after ratification, the Constitution was put into practice, interpreted and amended with a focus on the Supreme Court system.

Following the skit, the audience can also participate in a Constitution Jeopardy-style game and enjoy refreshments.

The Daughters of the American Revolution organization is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in United States' independence.

The presentation by these ladies has a personal touch that reminds us to appreciate the Constitution and our independence, said Amy Elmore, WKCTC Coordinator of Student Development and Activities.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially enacted Constitution Week in 1956 from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. President George W. Bush officially declared the inception of Constitution Week in September 2002. The purpose of the observance week is to promote study and education about the Constitution, which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.

For more information, contact Amy Elmore at amy.elmore@kctcs.edu.