Madison Bennett and Branson Bachman of Centerville High School were finalists in The Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Know Your Constitution” Project. One hundred finalists were selected from the more than 1,000 students across Iowa who participated in the “Know Your Constitution” Project. These finalists were honored at a luncheon. This year’s keynote speaker was the Honorable Thomas Waterman, Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.
The “Know Your Constitution” Project is designed to enrich students’ understanding and appreciation of the Constitution. The students participating in the project were required to familiarize themselves with Constitution related issues. A quiz was completed by each participating student. An essay question accompanied the quiz in case of a tie. One hundred students and their teachers were selected to attend this luncheon. Susan McDanel, social studies teacher at Centerville High School was the coordinating teacher.
This program is sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association, with additional funding from the Iowa State Bar Foundation and many of the county Bar Associations across Iowa.