The Constitutional Announces Winners of 14th Annual American Freedom Essay Contest

Winning Students Receive Free Field Trip of Historic Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - Feb. 26, 2021 - PRLog -- The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia announced the winners of its 2020 American Freedom Essay Contest.

Elementary School Category Jacinda Motley, Reiffton School, Reading, PA (Berks County), "Freedom to Vote" (Teacher: Stephanie Isselmann).

Middle School Category, Liliana Hathaway, Harrisburg Academy, Wormleysburg, PA (Cumberland County),  "Freedom to Vote" (Teacher: Lindsay Bowman).

High School Category, Teba Latef, Mount Lebanon High School, Pittsburgh, PA (Allegheny County), "Why Freedom of Speech is Important" (Teacher: Marc Allemang).

There were more than 400 essays  from more than 40 schools that participated from the following states participated: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. For the first time in 14 years, all 3 winners were from PA. Winning essays are posted at .

"Even though the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted so many academic calendars in2020, we were overwhelmed with the response to our 14th annual American Freedom Essay Contest," stated Jonathan Bari, President of The Constitutional Walking Tour. "We salute all of the students and educators who participated in the contest on a job well done with the high caliber of essays that we received."

Essay topics represented a broad spectrum of ideas and different points of view on various subjects including freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the right to petition the government, the right to bear arms, the right to pursue one's happiness, etc. With the 2020 Presidential Election, freedom to vote was a popular theme and the topic of 2 of the winning essays.

The winning students receive a free field trip and walking tour for their class. This year, they have the choice of an in-person tour with The Constitutional Walking Tour, or a Live Virtual Field Trip. The Constitutional Walking Tour's Virtual Field Trip is a great way to experience Historic Philadelphia during these unprecedented times when you can't travel or visit Philadelphia in person.

American Freedom Essay Contest

Entries were judged in Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories with the winner in each category earning a free field trip of Historic Philadelphia with The Constitutional Walking Tour for his/her class. For more details on The Constitutional's field trips, visit

About The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia

The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia is one of the leading providers of Philadelphia sightseeing tours. Located in Historic Philadelphia, The Constitutional visits more than 20 of the most historical sites on a 75 minute, 1.25 mile outdoor adventure in the Independence National Historical Park area

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