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Democrat IL 9

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  • Tribute to Coach Andrew Trenkel and the Maine South High School Constitution Team

    by Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    Posted on 2013-02-06

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    SCHAKOWSKY of illinois 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 States Constitution.

    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.


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