Campus News: Center for Responsible Citizenship Hosts 11th Annual Constitution Bowl

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Center for Responsible Citizenship Hosts 11th Annual Constitution Bowl
- 10/1/2021

Center for Responsible Citizenship Hosts 11th Annual Constitution Bowl


On Friday, Sept. 17, Lee's newly established Center for Responsible Citizenship (CRC) hosted the institution's 11th Annual Constitution Day Quiz Bowl. The event welcomed 14 teams of regional high schoolers as they competed in their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and its founding history.


Last year, the Constitution Bowl was replaced with a lecture presented by Dr. Thomas Pope, a professor of political science at Lee, to better accommodate social distancing procedures as a response to the pandemic.


This year, the CRC returned to the traditional Quiz Bowl format while maintaining precautions for COVID-19 throughout the event. Regional high schoolers gathered on campus in teams of four in friendly competition. Participants spent the past several months preparing for the event and a return to Lee's campus. The team from Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, won the event this year.


"This event not only promotes fundamental knowledge of American political life, but also brings Lee students and faculty together with members of the broader Cleveland community, fostering closer relationships between local high schools and the university," said Pope, faculty director for the CRC.


Lee undergraduates were involved in all levels of the Constitution Day Quiz Bowl's planning and execution, from developing and vetting the question database, to managing the competition rooms, to serving the competitors as a model of Christian service throughout the competition. Several of these undergraduates, as well as alumni who came back to assist with the event, had competed in the Quiz Bowl during high school themselves.


For more information about the Constitution Bowl and upcoming events hosted by the CRC, email

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