LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – An event was held Friday morning at Lordstown High School to celebrate U.S. Constitution Day on Saturday.
Students listened as speakers talked about the importance of the Constitution and how it impacts daily life. They learned that on September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met for the final time to sign the Democratic document that they created.
Teachers say this year’s event is more meaningful because it comes during a presidential campaign. They say it’s also important to hear from professionals working in the legal field — like Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French, who spoke to students on Friday.
“That’s always part of my message is to say, ‘I went to Sebring. I worked at McDonald’s. I put myself through college. You call can do it, too,'” French said. “So I hope I planted that seed with maybe a couple of students today.”
Lordstown Government Teacher Courtney Gibson said she hopes the event was a learning opportunity for students.
“It was wonderful for her to speak to us. It broadens their horizons a little bit to see what kind of jobs for women are out there, and it was great,” Gibson said.