Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Constitution project winners head to Washington D.C.

Twenty Monterey County students were honored on Tuesday for their participation in the  third annual Monterey County United States Constitution Project.

The students, representing five Monterey County middle schools, will now  visit Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, Penn., to experience the buildings, monuments, and documents that have shaped U.S. history. Each student also received recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives, the California State Senate, and California State Assembly.

Now in its third year, the goal of the project sponsored by the Dan and Lillian King Foundation is to enrich the lives of Monterey County 8th graders with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights which frame our country.

Students studied the Constitution in their 8th grade U.S. history classes, and were asked to write an essay about the document’s impact on both the country and their personal lives. The essays were submitted to the Dan and Lillian King Foundation, which selected four winners from each school.

The winners are: Main Street Middle School, Soledad Unified School District: Graciela Chavez · Jordy Ramos · Robert Guillen · Denise Virgen.

North Monterey County Middle School, North Mtry County Unified: · Archie Chicano · Anthony Macias · Jayden Clay-Diaz · Naomi Hernandez.

Washington Middle School, Salinas Union High School District: · Grace Gonzales · Anthony Tarazon · Israel Cardenas · Maya Mendoza.

Los Arboles Middle School, Monterey Peninsula Unified: · Amadeus Soria · Yawar Yousofzai · Vy Dang · Isela Casas Garcia.

Chalone Peaks Middle School, King City Union School District · Jose Luis Torres Jr. · Nicholas Potts · Esther Hales · Diana Hernandez.

Congratulations eight graders! Hard work does pay off, right? 

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