Each year, the students of Maple Point Middle School in Middletown Township are treated to a lesson about the United Constitution from those who actually work and use it every day. The school invites a series of speakers to share knowledge of specific aspects of the Constitution, so by the time a student has graduated 8th grade they gain an understanding of the basis for the judicial and electoral process, the role of elected officials and government, and the exercise of freedom of speech and the press.
This year, a slate of local speakers joined hundreds of students in a series of Zoom presentations. The students heard from the speakers then were able to ask questions. The speakers this year included:
- Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub
- Middletown Township Police Chief Joe Bartorilla and School Resource Officer Melissa Robison
- LevittownNow editor Tom Sofield
- U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick
- Middletown Township Supervisor Amy Strouse
- Pennsylvania Rep. Frank Farry
The program is arranged by the Maple Point social studies teachers including 8th grade teacher Anne Schmidt. Constitution Day was celebrated on September 17 this year and the Maple Point celebration is centered around that week.