LAFRW Constitution Day essay winners honored at Saturday event – Los Alamos Reporter

The winners of the Los Alamos Federated Republic Women Sponsored Constitution Day Essay Contest are, left to right, Danae Zimmerman, Los Alamos High School, Brian Scott, Barranca Mesa Elementary School, Colton Scott, Los Alamos Middle School and Mia Larsen, Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Also pictured is Terra Fullbright, President of LAFRW, who presented their awards to the four students on Saturday night at the Los Alamos Republican Party Constitution Day Dinner in Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Mayor O’Neill / losalamosreporter.com

Colton Scott, a seventh grade student at Los Alamos Middle School, reads his Constitution Day essay at the RPLA Constitution Day dinner on Saturday night in Cottonwood on the Green. Photo by Mayor O’Neill / losalamosreporter.com

Colton Scott, a Barranca Mesa Elementary School student, reads his entry to the 4th-6th Division Constitution Day Essay Contest at the RPLA Constitution Day dinner on Saturday night in Cottonwood on the Green. Photo by Mayor O’Neill / losalamosreporter.com

Barranca Mesa Elementary School student Mia Larsen reads her Los Alamos Republican Party Constitution Day essay entry on Saturday night in Cottonwood on the Green. Larsen’s essay is presented below. Photo by Mayor O’Neill / losalamosreporter.com

BY MAYOR O’NEILL
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Four winners of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women’s Constitution Day Essay Contest were honored Saturday evening at the Los Alamos Republican Party Constitution Day Dinner in Cottonwood on the Green. They are Mia Larsen, Brian Scott, Colton Scott and Danae Zimmerman.

The competition is designed to inspire students to learn more about the Constitution and
express original and thoughtful ideas when writing an essay. Essays were judged on how fully and clearly ideas were expressed and supported. Grammar, spelling and punctuation were also taken into account.

Students in grades four through six were to write no more than 350 words on the topic: “Based on the US Constitution, discuss how the government derives its power from the people. Explain whether the Constitution has granted enough power or not enough power to its citizens. Support your conclusion. Mia Larsen and Brian Scott of Barranca Mesa Elementary each received $ 100.

Middle school students were to write no more than 450 words on, “Based on the Constitution of the United States, discuss how the government derives its power from the people.” Explain if
the Constitution granted enough power or not enough power to its citizens. Support your conclusion. Colton Scott received a $ 200 award for his essay.

The subject of the high school was a little more difficult: Writing an original essay of no less than 450 words and no more than 600 words: Discussing the reasons for the creation of the Electoral College. Compare the electoral college system to electing the president by popular vote, discussing the pros and cons for both voters and states. Give your opinion on whether or not to maintain the Electoral College. Support and defend
your conclusion. Winner Danae Zimmerman received $ 300.

The following is Mia Larsen’s award-winning essay. Others will be printed as they are received.

TThe Constitution of the United States
By Mia Larsen

The government has three branches which derive their power from the people. The three branches are the executive, the judiciary and the legislature. I think that is enough power for the citizens because the people elect the branches of government and because the Constitution grants the people of the United States of America their freedoms.

The executive branch consists of the president, the vice-president and the cabinet. The president runs the country. Some responsibilities of running the country are that the president is the commander and chief of the armed forces, and the president can suggest new laws. The citizens of the United States of America vote every four years for whoever they think is the best candidate.

Legislative power is directed by Congress. It is divided into the House of Representatives and the Senate. The members of the legislative power are elected by the people.

The judiciary is made up of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. Supreme judges are appointed by the president and elected by the senate.

I think the Constitution has granted sufficient power and freedom to American citizens. The Constitution gives citizens the power to elect to the presidency the person they deem best for the position. In addition, the Constitution grants and protects freedoms through amendments. Amendments are changes to the Constitution that add rights and protect the freedoms of American citizens. Three examples of amendments are freedom of religion, the right to bear arms and freedom of expression. In conclusion, I believe that the Constitution of the United States grants its citizens enough power because the laws are determined by the officials who have been elected by the citizens of the United States.


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