Scottsdale Prep student wins mayor’s Constitution contest


Scottsdale Preparatory Academy recently announced one of its own recently won first place for Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane’s annual Constitution contest.

Every year, children from different grade levels can enter essays or artwork. Eighth grader Udbhav Akolka took first place in his category of 245 participants, according to a press release.

Mr. Akolkar wrote a 500-word essay on why he believes the sixth amendment is important. Participants in the competition had to demonstrate the importance and their understanding of the Constitution.

The contest aims to encourage young Americans to better understand one of the most important documents in the U.S., a release claims.

Scottsdale Prep is part of Great Hearts, a nonprofit network of tuition-free public charter schools dedicated to improving education nationwide through classical preparatory K-12 academies. The company has schools in Arizona and Texas.