Davie High students, others celebrate Constitution Day
MOCKSVILLE ó More than 100 people came together in the Davie High Media Center on Thursday to celebrate Constitution Day along with other schools throughout the country.
Davie High PTSA President Kim Harvey welcomed students and teachers, along with members of the board of education and county commissioners, N.C. Sen. Andrew Brock, N.C. Rep. Julia Howard and Judge Jimmy Myers to the 7:40 am event.
The presentation of colors was done by ROTC members Katlin Starre, Zac Montgomery, Tony Donati and Gabrial Grant. Kara Harvey and Chelsea Parish sang the national anthem. Caitlin Tutterow led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Davie High history teacher and NC Youth and Government advisor Lynn Tutterow addressed the crowd: “As a history teacher I am charged with a task … vital to the well-being of our country … instilling in our students, our future leaders, civic responsibility.”
Davie High Senior Class President Greg Nuckols said, “The constitution begins by stating the source of the government’s power: the people. The first line of the constitution states that the U.S. is a democracy. But the principles of democracy had to be learned and expanded by each generation.”
Nuckols went on to say that originally “we the people” were the property-owning white males, but amendments extended voting rights to everyone, regardless of race, gender or property ownership.
“We are a nation of different races, different ethnicities, different beliefs and viewpoints, but we are a united nation,” Nuckols continued.
The meeting culminated with the reading of the Constitution of the United States of America.