Representative Geraldine Thompson to speak on Constitution Day at West Campus


Ty Wright / Valencia Voice

State Sen. Geraldine Thompson defeated Gary Siplin for the Democratic nomination for Florida Senate District 12 this election.

State Sen. Geraldine Thompson will speak on the West Campus, Tuesday, Sept. 16, in part of the college’s celebration of Constitution Day.

Senator Thompson is scheduled to speak on the importance of the U.S. Constitution, and will be joined by the League of Women Voters, who will discuss the importance of voting.

Following both group of speakers, those in attendance will get the opportunity to participate in an interactive history lesson. In addition to providing information to students about their table and what their group is, all clubs present will act out an event which led up to the creating of the U.S. Constitution.

“We’re encouraging all the clubs present to get as creative as possible,” says SGA West Director of Student Affairs, who hints she would not be surprised if club members showed up dressed in costumes similar to those of the time.

This event will take place in HSB 105 on West Campus, from 10 a.m. to noon. Food and refreshments will be served.

(Taken from Sept. 17, 2014 issue)