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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R.  155

     House concurrent resolution congratulating the 2005 Project Citizen winners from Twinfield Union School

     Offered by:  Representative Ancel of Calais

     Whereas, Project Citizen is a civics program for middle school students that promotes competent and responsible participation in all levels of government, and is administered with the assistance of the Center for Civic Education, the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, and

     Whereas, in Project Citizen, a group of students works collaboratively to identify a public policy problem in its community, research the issue, develop a solution, and create an action plan to work with government officials to implement the students’ selected method to resolve the policy problem, and

     Whereas, the activities in the Project Citizen curriculum blend easily with the Vital Statistics and Fields of Knowledge of the Vermont Framework of Standards, and

     Whereas, the portfolios the student groups prepared for their public policy projects were judged in a statewide competition held on May 16 at the State House, and

     Whereas, the winning portfolio was the work of five eighth-grade Twinfield Union School students and addressed the topic “Restoring the Pledge of Allegiance,” and

     Whereas, the student members of the winning group, whose portfolio will represent Vermont in a national Project Citizen competition to be held in Seattle Washington during the 2005 National Conference of State Legislatures Annual Meeting, included Betsy Martin, Marisa Hurlbert, Jeremy Davis, Hillary Light, and Becca Chodorkoff, and

     Whereas, a second group of Twinfield Union School students comprising Stella Leach, Paige Coutu, Noah Young, Dillion Franks, and Jacob Storey, earned the runner up designation at the State House event for their portfolio reporting on a project entitled “The Deposit Law,” and

     Whereas, all of these students deserve applause for their diligent efforts in the Project Citizen competition, now therefore be it

     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

     That the General Assembly congratulates the 2005 Project Citizen eighth-grade student winners from Twinfield Union School, and be it further

     Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Twinfield Union School.


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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont