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Atlanta Student Studies Founding Principles in DC; Scholarship Provided by Ford Motor Company

Scholarship Provided by Ford Motor Company Fund Allows Atlanta Student to Study Founding Principles in the Nation’s Capital

 
PRLog - Jul. 17, 2012 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Washington, D.C. - The Bill of Rights Institute announces that an Atlanta high school student, Aziza Duniani, has returned to Atlanta from a week spent in the nation’s capital. This July, Duniani attended the Constitutional Academy, the nation’s premier program for high school students to study the Constitution. The scholarship was provided by Ford Motor Company Fund.

Duniani just graduated from Tech High School in Atlanta, Ga.

Duniani read the Founding documents and other primary source resources, and discussed the ideals of the American Founding along with contemporary issues with students from across the country and constitutional scholars in Washington, D.C.

During the educational week in Washington, D.C., which ran July 9-14, Duniani also viewed historical documents at the National Archives and visited landmark sites including George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the U.S. Capitol.

Duniani’s favorite aspect of the Constitutional Academy was, “the group discussions as well as debates with other students.”
“In this presidential election year, we all recognize the importance of America's founding principles and documents, such as the Constitution,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “This program provides students a unique opportunity to study our past and equips them to become the next generation of community and national leaders.”

“We are grateful for the support of the Ford Motor Company Fund, which enables us to challenge and enrich students’ lives as they study works written by and about the leading minds of the American Founding Era,” said Tony Woodlief, president at the Bill of Rights

Institute. “This work is invaluable to the continuation of the American experiment in self-government.”

ABOUT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and American heritage and community life. The Ford Motor Company Fund has operated for more than 60 years with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through national programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 25,000 Ford employees and retirees each year work on projects that better their communities in dozens of countries.

ABOUT THE BILL OF RIGHTS INSTITUTE
The Constitutional Academy is a program of the Bill of Rights Institute, an educational non-profit organization based in Arlington, Virginia, whose mission is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. For more information, visit www.BillofRightsInstitute.org.

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