High Schoolers Hold 24-Hour ‘Constitution-A-Thon’ to Celebrate Constitution Day
If you're feeling a little rusty when it comes to historical documents, a group of local high school kids have a solution—read them for 24 hours straight.
Students from a South Anchorage High School government class participated in the first ever "Constitution-a-thon," reading the document for 24 hours in front of their neighborhood grocery store.
The students read in shifts, and although it's not a typical weekend activity for teens, they say they're having fun and learning a little something, too.
"We came down here and decided to read the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence and other documents like that for 24 straight hours on Constitution Day," explained Joshua Crapps, a student at South Anchorage High School.
"It was hard getting students enthusiastic about it at first, but now that they're doing it they're all having a lot of fun and realizing it's kind of something totally different than most normal people do and most kids do on a Saturday," said AP government teacher Todd Heuston.
The students starting reading Saturday at 12 a.m. and continued reading until midnight in front of the Carr's grocery store on Huffman Road.