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Elementary students celebrate Constitution Day

Students from Rock Hill Elementary School recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Students from Rock Hill Elementary School recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Sporting Uncle Sam hats and red, white and blue head dresses, students from Rock Hill Elementary School’s development and learning disabilities classes sang “Yankee Doodle” for the student body as part of their performance for the school’s Constitution Day program Thursday.

“We’ve been working on it for a couple of weeks,” said Lori Donohue, music instructor who provided piano accompaniment for the students. Elementary school students in the audience participated in the program by performing hand motions as the students in the front sang “We the People,” a song about the Preamble to the Constitution.

During the Constitution Day program students watched a video about the Constitution and recited the Pledge of Allegiance in addition to singing patriotic songs.

“I think it’s a wonderful thing that we celebrate the Constitution,” said Wes Hairston, school superintendent. “It gives (students) an opportunity to understand the liberty and freedom this country offers.”

At the beginning of the program school principal Fred Evans spoke to the students about the history of Constitution Day.

“I think it’s important that we do this,” said Evans. “I believe it’s important (students) know how this country got started.”