Published on September 15, 2015 by Sean Flynt  

Samford will host approximately twenty-five students from area high schools Sept. 17 for a day of seminar discussions on some important texts in the development of the American Republic.

Students from Ramsay High School, Altamont, John Carroll High School, P.D. Jackson-Olin High School and other schools will take part in “Constitution Day” events organized by Samford’s University Fellows honors program, Samford Pre-Law and the Office of Diversity and Cultural Initiatives.

The Constitution Day Fellows will learn about those programs, read selections from the Federalist Papers and Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address and participate in discussions with University Fellows faculty and current University Fellows.

Constitution Day gives high school students an opportunity to experience college for a day and take part in seminar-style discussions with other high-achieving students.

About Samford UniversitySamford is a premier nationally ranked Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts and a distinct blend of graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 3rd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. Samford enrolls 5,692 students from 46 states and 28 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.