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FSU, Webster County High Students Celebrate Signing of U.S. Constitution Anniversary

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Students at Fairmont State University got together Tuesday to celebrate the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

The College of Liberal Arts invited faculty, students, and the community to sign a copy of the Constitution.

"It's important for people to participate in our democratic process to truly make it work well. It's important for all citizens to learn more about our Democratic Republic," said Dr. Deanna Shields, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at FSU.

It gave students the chance to discuss document's importance and they said it's extremely important.

"It teaches about how we as a country rose from our ashes, rose from our oppressors. How ever you want to take that. As college students, we are able to apply that moral in our everyday life," said Marshal Sherry, a Fairmont State senior.

The program included guest speakers on hand and students gave away lanyards and pocket copies of the Constitution.

Students at Webster County High School also learned about the Constitution Tuesday.

Teachers created a "cult of personality" around the school's principal, and immersed students in propaganda all without students' knowledge.

They did this for several days before telling students what they were doing.

Administrators taught students how to spot propaganda and how the Constitution and Bill of Rights protects their rights.