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Bar News - July 4, 2008

Law Related Education: Project Citizen Portfolio Chosen for National Showcase

Elaine Kwan, Lee-Ann Kalenoski, Allison Thompson, Cameron Rogers, Ethan Boghigian and Cesar Dominquez from Fairgrounds Middle High School created a project chosen by NH attorneys to represent the state in the We the People…Project Citizen national showcase.

NHBA attorney-volunteers made their pick of the most outstanding submission – Styrofoam, You’re Going Home – for this year’s statewide, We the People: Project Citizen showcase. The submission, a public policy initiative of Fairgrounds Middle School students, was developed to provide a plan to remove Styrofoam from our lives.

Law Related Education Coordinator Robin E. Knippers, traveled to Fairgrounds in Nashua recently to present trophies to the chosen group, certificates and copies of American Legacy books (US Constitution, Declaration of Independence and other important documents) to all of the school’s participants and two statuettes to the school’s participating teachers.

LRE Coordinator Robin E. Knippers awards Fairgrounds Middle School teacher Mary Foran with a trophy for her participation in the We the People…Project Citizen program and state showcase.

We the People: Project Citizen promotes competent and responsible participation in state and local government by actively engaging students in learning how to monitor and influence public policy and encouraging civic participation among students, their parents, and members of the community.

The chosen submission will be sent to New Orleans where it will be showcased at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Annual Meeting in New Orleans from July 22-25.

Project Citizen in New Hampshire is funded in part by a grant from the Center for Civic Education.

Click to learn more about We the People: Project Citizen.

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