Tribute to Coach Andrew Trenkel and the Maine South High School Constitution Teamby Representative Janice D. Schakowsky
Posted on 2013-02-06
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Coach
Andrew Trenkel and the Maine South High School Constitution Team for
their achievement in winning the Illinois State Title of ``We the
People: the Citizen and the Constitution.'' This marks the twenty-first
time that Maine South's Constitution Team has won this title. ``We the
People: the Citizen and the Constitution,'' a program sponsored by the
Center for Civic Education, aims to develop critical thinking, problem
solving, and cooperative participation skills through educating
students about the American Constitutional democracy. During the
competition, students participate in replicated Congressional hearings,
present arguments, and respond to complex questions on the United
The primary goal of ``We the People'' is to encourage civic proficiency and develop responsibility among the students of the United States. Clearly the 2012-2013 Maine South Team members have accepted this challenge and are working to become future leaders.
Congratulations to all of the members of the 2012-2013 Constitution team: Coach Andrew Trenkel, Mark Abtahi, Jane Acker, Hannah Beswick- Hale, Elizabeth Black, Anthony Borkowski, Matthew Brendza, Patrick Devereuz, Claire Dockery, Renee Hannan, Natalie Kirchhoff, Rebecca Klages, Kevin Kohler, Philip Kulas, Michael Martino, Maddie McGrady, Jenny Mocarski, John Moran, Emily Murphy, Gibson Odderstol, Augusta Paulik, Tim Prinz, Paige Sammarco, Michael Solberg, Pavel Tamas, Jack Touhy, Justin Tomczyk, Dragan Trivanovic, Ryan Walek, and Henrik Weber.
On behalf of the 9th Congressional district of Illinois, I congratulate you on your achievement, and wish you the best of luck in the national competition in April 2013.