The following article was originally written by Haverford-Haverton Patch Editor Sam Strike, and has been edited for the Narberth-Bala Cynwyd Patch.
Multiple classes from the Lower Merion School District are among the ten finalists in the 2013 Finals Competition for the Citizenship Challenge Essay Contest.
The Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University and the National Constitution Center is hosting the 2013 Finals Competition for contest.
The top ten 4th and 5th grade class finalists from schools around the region will present their essays and engage in a brief question and answer session with the judges that will help determine the Grand Prize and Runner-up winners.
The finals will take place Wednesday, Dec. 11 at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Judges include Ed Rendell, Former Pennsylvania Governor, Judge Marjorie Rendell, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, the National Constitution Center, Beth Specker, Executive Director, The Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics, and Dr. Steve O. Michael, Provost, Arcadia University.
2013 Citizenship Challenge Finalist Classes:
§ Penn Wynne Elementary, Lower Merion District
§ Cynwyd Elementary (A), Lower Merion District
§ Cynwyd Elementary (B), Lower Merion District
§ Merion Elementary, Lower Merion District
§ Belmont Hills Elementary, Lower Merion District
§ Chestnutwold Elementary, Haverford Township District
§ Spring-Ford 5-6 Grade Center, Springford District
§ Green Woods Charter School, Philadelphia District
§ Edwin M. Stanton Elementary, Philadelphia District
§ Stewart Middle School, Norristown Area District