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HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS TO TAKE "PREAMBLE CHALLENGE" AT NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHO:
Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO, National Constitution Center
Cynthia MacLeod, Superintendent, Independence National Historical Park
100+ Constitution High School and Roman Catholic High School students

WHAT:
To kick off Constitution Day 2015, Jeffrey Rosen will lead students in a rousing reading of the Preamble of the Constitution of the United States on the National Constitution Center's front lawn. New this year, the Preamble Challenge will be broadcast live.

Editors please note: Video footage of the Preamble Challenge will also be available for quick turnaround to any stations or reporters who missed it.

WHEN:
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Museum front lawn, 8:30 a.m.
Live at constitutioncenter.org/livestreams

WHERE:
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106

DETAILS:
The Preamble Challenge is a great opportunity to capture school students celebrating Constitution Day. Students across the nation have the opportunity to participate in the Preamble Challenge through the Civics Renewal Network, an alliance of 26 nonprofit organizations including the National Constitution Center. For more about the Civics Renewal Network and the Preamble Challenge, visit challenge.civicsrenewalnetwork.org. For more about the National Constitution Center's Constitution Day celebration, visit constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day.

CONTACT: Jenny Parker McCloskey 215-409-6616 jparker@constitutioncenter.org Merissa Blum 215-409-6645 mblum@constitutioncenter.org

Source: National Constitution Center