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RTSD 5th-Graders Compete in Citizenship Challenge Finals

Group of students on stage 5th-Graders Earn Trip to National Constitution Center to Present on the First Amendment

"Why Is The First Amendment Important To You?"

This is the question each 5th-grade student in teacher Alice Hood's class at Ithan Elementary School and teacher Todd Serpico's class at Radnor Elementary School had to answer in an essay each submitted for this year's Citizenship Challenge. The contest, presented by The Rendell Center for Civics and Civics Engagement, the National Constitution Center, and The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, was open to 4th- and 5th-grade students in the five-county Philadelphia area.

Essays from each class -- Kayla Cormier's essay at IES and Kevin Brown's at RES -- were both named finalists in the competition, earning all students in both classes a trip to the finals at the National Constitution Center on December 11. 

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