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Introduced by: Borror, Alderman


A RESOLUTION honoring teacher LeaAnne Bernstein and her Canterbury Middle School class for winning the “We the People...Project Citizen” state competition.

Whereas, “We the People....Project Citizen” is an educational program for middle grade students that “promotes competent and responsible participation in local and state government;”

Whereas, The curriculum teaches students to identify a public policy problem in their community which they will research, evaluate possible solutions, and design an action plan to change existing policies. The program culminates in a simulated committee hearing in which the class presents a portfolio to a panel of civic-minded professionals;
Whereas, The following students from Canterbury Middle School created a compelling presentation entitled “ Underage Drinking: Our Generation's Problem”: Nicolas Butz, Emily Chura, Sarah Dusman, Zach Eggebrecht, Jordan Fisher, Sam Hockley, Chloe Hoffacker, David Hurley, Jiyeon Kim,

Kate Pitsenberger, William Salon, P.J. Sauerteig, Sarah Schmidt, Victoria Sengstack, David Shank, Brittany Stapleton, Sarah Walbridge, Mariah Widmer, Michael Wiersema, and Thomas Wright;

Whereas, The Indiana House of Representatives hosted the state competition on May 14, 2004 in which this presentation received first place; and

Whereas, T heir project was showcased at the National Conference of State Legislators meeting held in San Francisco, California in July 2004 : Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the
General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SECTION 1. The House of Representatives of the Indiana General Assembly congratulates LeaAnne Bernstein and her class at Canterbury Middle School on their victory in the “We the People.Project Citizen” state competition and encourages LeaAnne Bernstein to continue to educate students about public policy issues and the characteristics good citizenship.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to LeaAnne Bernstein and the 20 students who participated in “We the People.Project Citizen.”


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