Lessons on ‘Liberty’

Rogers Lions Club Past President Lion Rick Ihli presents a $100 check to the winner of the Liberty Days essay contest, Elaina Seeman. The goal for this event is to promote the principals of good government.

Rogers Lions Club Past President Lion Rick Ihli presents a $100 check to the winner of the Liberty Days essay contest, Elaina Seeman. The goal for this event is to promote the principals of good government.

 

Abe Lincoln, played by Rogers Middle School teacher Jordon Stock, quizzes students about the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Abe Lincoln, played by Rogers Middle School teacher Jordon Stock, quizzes students about the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

 

Rogers Lions Club recently sponsored “Liberty Days” at Rogers Middle School, which was co-chaired by Lions Past President Jim Rouillard and Bette Nelson.

The goal for this event is to promote the principals of good government, good citizenship and to help insure that American’s youth have a fundamental knowledge and understanding of Founding Documents and Representative Democracy.

The program consisted of posting the Colors of the Elk River Legion Color Guard, singing of the National Anthem, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, talks about the Constitution, the 1st Amendment Rights, the Declaration of Independence and a trivia quiz on the Constitution by Abe Lincoln played by teacher Jordon Stock.

There was an essay contest on the topic of “What are the Responsibilities of Good Citizenship.” The first place winner of the contest was Elaina Seeman, the second place winner was Kaitlyn Benz and the third place winner was Katie Ibe. The first place winner received $100 and the second and third place winners received $50 each, with money donated by the Rogers Lions Club.

A booklet containing a copy of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, also donated by the Lions Club, was presented to the eighth-graders.

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