Audrey Haley, CRC program coordinator, with members from the Ocoee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. From left, Michelle Morgan Blair, Joanne Swafford, Audrey Haley, Leigh Ann Boyd and Betsy Bassette.
Lee University's Center for Responsible Citizenship on Friday will host the 13th annual Constitution Day Quiz Bowl for the Cleveland community. The event welcomes local high school students to compete in their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and its founding history. This year, the competition will represent 22 teams from eight regional high schools and homeschool organizations. Lee President Dr. Mark Walker will offer opening remarks at the event.
The Constitution Bowl celebrates America’s founding institutions while supporting patriotism and civic engagement. “More than ever, we are losing the memory of our country’s founding,” said Melissa Swistek, a 2020 Lee graduate. “It’s so important to have events like this in our community to help train up the next generation with a firm knowledge of how our country was designed. The CRC has found a way to make learning about the Constitution fun while encouraging friendly competition among the high schoolers in our community.”
Lee students, alongside Lee political science faculty, plan and execute this event—running the competition sessions, creating question databases, and preparing logistics. The CRC is also partnering with the Ocoee Daughters of the American Revolution this year to help facilitate the event.
“We are really excited to deepen our ties with members of the community outside of Lee,” said Audrey Haley, CRC’s program coordinator. “My family heritage extends back through the Revolutionary War, so it is quite meaningful to me to have the DAR’s support moving forward.”
The Center for Responsible Citizenship is able to host the Constitution Bowl thanks to the continued support of Lee’s political science program, Lee alumni, the Jack Miller Center, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and members of the broader Cleveland community.
This Quiz Bowl is just one of many events hosted by the CRC throughout the year.
Registration to compete in the Quiz Bowl closes on Tuesday. For more information about the Constitution Bowl and other events hosted by the CRC, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.