Children Reenact Signing Of U.S. Constitution Sept. 17
Published: October 2, 2008
St. John the Evangelist third-grader Mason Longino signs a replica of the United States Constitution. Longino represented Nathaniel Gorham of Massachusetts, one of the 39 signers of the document. (Photos by Michael Alexander)
Wilgens Pierre, a student at Clayton State University, Morrow, plays “America the Beautiful” during the Constitution Day ceremony. St. John the Evangelist students in the background include third-graders Eden Rorabaugh (representing Richard Bassett of Delaware), Candace Todd (representing William Few of Georgia), and David Wilczynski (representing Abraham Baldwin of Georgia) and fourth-graders Stepanie Bui (representing James McHenry of Maryland) and Crispin Cuttino (representing Maryland’s Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer).
St. John the Evangelist student representatives from grades three through eight participated in the Constitution Day Celebration at the National Archives Southeast Region, Morrow. Students at the Hapeville school learned about the U.S. Constitution and its signers prior to the Sept. 17 celebration.
A crowd gathers at the amphitheater on the grounds of the National Archives Southeast Region, Morrow, during the celebration of Constitution Day. Here they are listening to the keynote speaker Dr. Jamil S. Zainaldin, a historian and president of the Georgia Humanities Council.