Constitution Party sponsoring essay contest

The Constitution Party of Missouri is sponsoring an essay contest for youngsters in grades nine through 12.

The Essays of Freedom topic is “The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States: Key to Understanding the Role of Government.”

Three cash prizes will be awarded at the party’s “Celebrate the Constitution” event on Constitution Day, Sept. 17, at the Green-Park Christian Academy, 3635 Union Road.

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows: first place, $250; second place, $150; and third place, $75.

Full details, including an application, about the Essays of Freedom contest can be obtained at

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The entry deadline is Sept. 1.