The Salt Lake Community College Student Senate celebrated Constitution Day in a unique fashion Thursday.
Senators were dressed in 17th-century attire as they quizzed other SLCC students about the U.S. Constitution at the Taylorsville, South City and Jordan campuses.
“We have a [list] of questions, which I feel I’ve known for awhile, but lots of people don’t know the answers,” says Senator Miranda Paige.
Those who answered incorrectly still received a cookie and pocket Constitution for their participation.
“People have been turning down the cookies, but everyone wants the books. I didn’t expect that,” says Senator Alex Sletten.
Senators who visited South City Campus talked to more than 100 students by midday.
“Its been a lot of fun, we’ve had a bigger turnout today than last year,” says Sletten.
The Student Senate has celebrated Constitution Day this way over the last few years and expects to continue this tradition in the future.
Constitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, became a holiday in 2004. The holiday combines celebrations for both the signing of the Constitution in 1787 and individuals who became U.S. citizens this year.