Hartnell College students, faculty, and staff will celebrate Constitution Day on Monday, September 17, with activities that celebrate the freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
Hartnell’s celebration will be in the main quad of the campus from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Celebrants may test themselves on their knowledge of the Constitution and enter to win an education gift basket at the Constitution Day booth. They also may play the “Million Dollar Citizen Game” available on the home page of Hartnell’s website.
A voter registration drive will run concurrently, with representatives from the Monterey County Elections Board on site from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students may register to vote and to sign up to work at polling places. Registering to vote will qualify students to vote in the November 6 elections, where trustees for areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 will be elected to Hartnell’s Board of Trustees.
The Constitution Day event is co-sponsored by the Hartnell College Associated Students and the Political Science Club.
This is the tenth anniversary of the founding of Constitution Day, which is celebrated across the country. This year’s celebration is dedicated to American military personnel serving around the world. General Colin Powell will lead the nationwide annual recitation of the preamble to the Constitution at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. This year marks the 220th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Hartnell College, one of California’s 109 community colleges, is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Established in 1920, it is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the state. Hartnell has two campuses in Salinas and an education center in King City to serve all the education and workforce training needs of the greater Salinas Valley.