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Special speaker | Carr Elementary School, Fulton, Constitution Day
The Messenger 10.3.07

SPECIAL SPEAKER — Sixth-grade students at Carr Elementary in Fulton recently marked Constitution Day, formerly known as Citizenship Day, with a visit from a special speaker, Eric Wilson, a junior history major at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He presented an informative PowerPoint lesson on the U.S. Constitution and discussed with the students their rights and responsibilities as American citizens. Through the help of Angie Nanney, Fulton Independent School District’s community education director, Wilson was recommended as a speaker by the UT Martin History Department for his expertise in the subject. Constitution Day is an American federal holiday that recognizes the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. It is observed Sept. 17, the day members of the Constitution Convention signed the document. Federal law requires that schools, colleges and universities that receive federal funds provide education programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day.

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