Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to Swear in Andrew Jackson Middle School's Inaugural Student Council on Constitution Day, Sept. 16

O'Connor's Visit, in Partnership With the Verizon Foundation, Will Include Announcement of Launch of National Civics Contest

Sep 13, 2011, 16:43 ET from Verizon

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the Verizon Foundation will celebrate Constitution Day, Friday (Sept. 16), at Andrew Jackson Middle School in Philadelphia.  O'Connor will swear in the school's inaugural Student Council and then help announce the launch of a national civics contest.


Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court; Al Browne, national director and vice president – education and technology, Verizon Foundation; Lisa Ciaranca-Kaplan, principal, Andrew Jackson Middle School; and members of the school's inaugural Student Council.


O'Connor will swear in the Student Council and then participate with the Verizon Foundation in an announcement about the launch of a national civics contest for middle schools across the country.  She will also talk about iCivics, the online education program she developed to teach civics and inspire students to be active participants in our democracy.  The program will be available on Verizon Thinkfinity, the Verizon Foundation's interactive educational platform that provides tens of thousands of free resources for use in and out of the classroom.


Friday, Sept. 16, 2011

1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.


Andrew Jackson Middle School

1213 S. 12th Street at Federal Street



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