Bar News - June 12, 2009
Dress Code Portfolio Wins Project Citizen Award
The We the People: Project Citizen State Showcase & Hearing took place at the Legislative Office Building in Concord on May 15, 2009. Students entered eight portfolios from Fairgrounds Middle School in Nashua and Belmont Middle School in Belmont. They vied for the opportunity to represent NH at the National Showcase to be held in Philadelphia during the week of July 20-24.
Fifth-graders from Belmont Middle School discussed a policy to improve cafeteria food, offering healthier choices than are currently available.
Students from Fairgrounds Middle School holding their trophies. Each student who took part in the portfolio/hearing part of the project received a trophy. All students who took part in either portfolio or hearing received a medallion to be worn around the neck.
The winning portfolio, Dress Code Is the Problem, was created by seventh grade students from Fairgrounds Middle School, Breann Fortier, Jackie Ruggiero, Aline Antunes and Jasmin Petrosino.
This was the first year that voluntary oral presentations were also included in the program. The oral presentations, delivered by two schools, were: Fairgrounds Middle School (Preserving the Piping Plover and An Attempt to Clarify Nashua Middle School Dress Codes); and Belmont Middle School (Extreme Makeover—School Lunch Edition).
On hand to judge the students’ oral presentations were Senator Robert Letourneau, NHBA Assistant Executive Director Denice DeStefano and Caroline Amport of The Political Library.
Project Citizen Portfolio chosen to go to National Showcase: Dress Code Is the Problem, Fairgrounds Middle School, Nashua.
Laura Dwyer, teacher of gifted and talented students at Belmont Middle School, holding teacher award (apple) and the school award (star) to be placed on display in the school’s trophy case.