Civic Responsibility Contest
2009 Civic Responsibility Contest Winners
In conjunction with Constitution Day, Sept. 17, 2009, Oklahoma Campus Compact sponsored a Civic Responsibility Contest based on the theme explored in University of Oklahoma President David Boren's book, A Letter to America. Students were asked to submit an essay, video or other type of media entry to address one or more of the following themes on the the value of civic responsibility for American society: what civic responsibility means to me; my duty as a citizen; how knowledge of U.S. history and government can be advanced; or why bipartisanship is important to democracy.
Brett Middleton, a University of Central Oklahoma senior majoring in interpersonal communications, won Best Overall Entry with an essay on "What Civic Responsibility Means to Me."
Calli McNickle, a University of Central Oklahoma senior majoring in modern language education and Spanish, won Best Essay Entry with an essay on "The Importance of Bipartisanship."
Brooke Switzer, a University of Central Oklahoma junior majoring in family and consumer science education, won Best Visual Entry with an electronic poster on "What Civic Responsibility Means to Me."
Pictured are visual award winner Brooke Switzer, Oklahoma Campus Compact Executive Director Gina Wekke of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and best overall award winner Brett Middleton at the award presentation ceremony at the Oklahoma Political Science Association annual meeting at the East Central University. Not pictured is essay award winner Calli McNickle.
Pictured are Gina Wekke, Melissa Ingram of UCO, Brooke Switzer, Brett Middleton, Debbie Terlip of OkCC and Patti Loughlin of UCO at the award presentation ceremony at the Oklahoma Political Science Association annual meeting at East Central University.