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It’s a Constitutional Convention celebration

Staff Reports

Minden Elementary fifth-graders learn about the first Constitutional Convention.

Members of the Sierra Nevada Republican Women's Constitution Committee recently joined fifth-graders at Minden Elementary School to commemorate the first Constitutional Convention.

The first Convention took place from May 25 to September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, with George Washington presiding over it. During the Convention the United States Constitution was created, making the Convention among the most significant events in the history of the nation.

At Minden, SNRW members and associates depicted Pennsylvania delegate Benjamin Franklin, Virginia delegate George Mason, South Carolin delegate Charles Coates Pinckney and Maryland delegate Daniel Carroll.

The students were divided into the 12 state delegations that attended the Convention. Chief Delegate Washington instructed the others to search through copies of the Constitution to answer questions posed to each delegation.

After their searches were complete, the secretary for each delegation reported the answer to the entire Convention.

"These Minden Elementary School students were very interested and polite as they completed their work," organizers said.