It’s USS Constitution’s 225th Birthday!
We invite high school students celebrate the spirit of Constitution and how its mission can apply to their lives, in their own words.
225 years and counting, the USS Constitution is more than “the oldest commissioned warship afloat.” It is a respected national symbol, designated as America’s “Ship of State.” This designation honors 225 years of service as a global ambassador representing the United States as a symbol of democracy and freedom around the world. From its launch in 1797, to fame in the War of 1812, to its first female captain in 2022, Constitution is an ambassador for the document for which it’s named and the ideals it defines.
How to Enter
Write an essay on the following topic:
USS Constitution is “America’s Ship of State.” This designation honors 225 years of service as a global ambassador representing the United States as a symbol of democracy and freedom around the world. Imagine if you were designated an ambassador role, like a “Ship of State.” What would your mission be, and how could you live that out? Describe how you would represent the very best of our country’s ideals in your community.
This contest is open to any high-school student, grades 9-12, from a public, private, parochial, or home school.
Writing is due by March 31, 2023.
Visit our website at: https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/writing-contest/