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SWOSU and West Elementary Students Work on Constitution Projects

October 14, 2009

Contstitution Days
West Elementary School students of Andrea McPherson display some of their Constitution Day projects. With the class are SWOSU students Heath Tieben and Ally Walton.

Constitution Days
West Elementary student Christopher Thompson receives an award from SWOSU student Heath Tieben. Thompson's work, along with 75 other art pieces, will be on display at SWOSU during Veteran's Day celebrations on November 6-13.

In celebration of Constitution Days, the Weatherford chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and the SWOSU Collegiate Activities Board helped energize and educate some very creative West Elementary School students. 

SWOSU Dean of Students Cindy Dougherty said the university was approached by teachers and the DAR to work with the classes as part of the recent celebration of Constitution Days. CAB, led by director Heath Tieben, worked with the elementary students.

Elementary students did 76 pieces of original artwork including drawings, paintings and line art. They also made "Preamble Quilts" with the statements of the Preamble to the Constitution in each block.

On October 12, Tieben and Student Government Association Treasurer Ally Walton went with Dougherty to give out "Certificates of Commendation" to each student artist.  They also presented a pocket Constitution with a SWOSU Bulldog on the cover to each participant.

The artwork will be displayed in the SWOSU Memorial Student Center as part of the CAB Veteran's Day celebrations November 6-13. 

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