Sandra Day O'Connor

This Week in History: Sandra Day O’Connor

September 25th is Sandra Day O’Connor Day! Learn more about her story below!

Why do we celebrate this day?

Let us hear from one of our amazing History teachers, Mr. Connell!

“Sandra Day O’Connor Day is very special. She was the first woman on the Supreme Court, and she is an example to all women everywhere that hard work and perseverance pays off. I would encourage all students and parents to learn more about this great woman, but also to be involved in your community, state, and nation as a testament to her great work.”

Did you know?

  • She grew up near Duncan, Arizona.
  • She received her undergraduate and law degrees in 1950-1952 from Stanford University.
  • She struggled to find a job in her field because she was a woman.
  • In 1954, she was a civil attorney for the US Army.
  • In 1964, she was the first woman to be elected to the Arizona Senate.
  • In 1975, she was elected a Superior court judge in Maricopa County.
  • On September 25th, 1981, she became the first woman who held a seat on the Supreme Court and was endorsed by President Reagan.

To learn more about Justice O’Connor, click here!

To learn more about how to be civically involved to the organization that Justice O’Connor helped develop, click here.

“Remember being civically involved is not just one day, it is every day, and that is how we make a difference.”– Mr. Connell

Reach out to your history teacher(s) to learn more today!