MHS students recognized as Know Your Constitution finalists


Marshalltown High School seniors Emily Miller, left, and Jane Ragland were selected as Know Your Constitution finalists.

Marshalltown High School seniors Emily Miller and Jane Ragland were among 100 finalists in the state of Iowa to be honored in the Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Know Your Constitution contest.

The two were selected out of more than 1,000 students in the state after their performance on a  quiz and were honored at a luncheon in West Des Moines on January 11. They were able to meet the Honorable Justice Susan Christensen of the Iowa Supreme Court at the event.

The Know Your Constitution Project is designed to enrich students’ understanding and appreciation of the Constitution.  The students participating in the project were required to familiarize themselves with Constitution related issues. A quiz was completed by each participating student.  An essay question accompanied the quiz in case of a tie. This year’s essay topic involved Constitutional questions centered on Presidential Pardon power and protection of Special Counsel investigations.