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October 26, 2020


Studying the Bill of Rights, In Dystopian Year 2100

MRH students make futuristic film about the Bill of Rights.If their vision is true, three MRH students are demonstrating that the Constitution's Bill of Rights is truly timeless.

Middle schoolers Blue Bynum and Sam Leach, assisted by Sam's 6th grade brother Max, produced a 5-minute video set in the year 2100, in which two teens -- among the last survivors on dystopian Earth -- stumble across a document containing the first ten amendments to the U.S Constitution. They're hoping to win big bucks for their efforts.

The contest is sponsored by the United States Courts of Appeals along with the United States District Courts in the Seventh and Eighth Circuits. School aged children in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are encouraged to submit an essay, poem, video, photograph, song, or piece of art on the importance of the Bill of Rights

A grand prize winner from each of the three age groups (K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grade) will be awarded a $500 cash prize, be able to take part in a virtual event on Wednesday, December 2 with federal judges and other legal experts on the enduring rights afforded to Americans by the Bill of Rights, and have their name and submission shared on the websites of the participating United States District Courts. Semi-finalists will receive an electronic gift card valued at $50. 

Good luck to these aspiring MRH filmmakers!

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.