NMJC Celebrates Constitution Day by Honoring Students
9/17/2007 4:53:15 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. On September 14, New Mexico Junior College held its third annual Constitution Day celebration with NM Attorney General Gary King as the keynote speaker. Several students were also recognized for their work on Constitution projects.
Attorney General King, who spoke to a crowd of approximately 45, emphasized key individuals who have made an impact on New Mexico's Constitutional Law and related examples of ways in which the U.S. Constitution has begun to impact the neighboring country of Mexico.
Earlier in the year, students from NMJC and Lea County high schools were asked to write an essay on "The U.S. Constitution: Stay with the Original or Start Over?" One student from each school was selected by a consensus of their peers as the top project.
Students receiving honors and gift certificates were Holly Mee, NMJC; Randall Tipton, NMJC; Lauren Bridgforth; Lovington; Brandon Willis, Jal; Anna Sterling, Tatum; and Tabi Hemmingson, Eunice.
The event began and concluded with patriotic songs performed by the NMJC Sensations.