Constitutional Observance Day | South Pasadena Masonic Lodge Honors Students

The annual ceremony saw an all-women group of award-winners this year

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On Monday, October 2, 2019 South Pasadena Masonic Lodge held its annual Constitutional Observance Day Awards Ceremony. FOUR South Pasadena Middle School students were awarded with cash prizes for their essay writing skills and for the first time ever they were all women:

First Place: COLETTE CARBONARA

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Second Place: CHARLOTTE DEKLE

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Third Place: CAMILLE WHETSEL

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Honorable Mention: VICTORIA LEE

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Students were asked to answer a question on the Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution: Is extended solitary confinement a cruel and unusual punishment barred by the Eighth Amendment?

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Constitutional Observance Day is a yearly event South Pasadena Masonic Lodge holds to encourage it’s local youth to remember the importance of our United States Constitution during the month of September, when the document was signed in 1776.

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Freemasonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization, based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place. The fraternity originated in the Middle Ages with stonemasons who built castles and cathedrals.

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Freemasonry today provides men with opportunities for fellowship, community service, philanthropy, and leadership. The Masons of California have more than 62,000 members and about 340 lodges located throughout the state.

For more information about the Masons of California, visit freemason.org

PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | Constitutional Observance Day at the Masonic Lodge in South Pasadena. Several students were awarded for their essay writing skills
PHOTO: Esteban Lopez | SouthPasadenan.com News | Constitutional Observance Day at the Masonic Lodge in South Pasadena. Several students were awarded for their essay writing skills

 

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