Prairie sophomore selected for national civics program
Ellie Durgarian, a tenth grader at Prairie High School, has been selected as one of just 22 students from across the United States to serve as a member of the inaugural Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship. The year-long program will engage high school students in civic leadership and challenge them to explore how to make civics more inclusive and relevant to Americans of all backgrounds. The fellowship is sponsored by iCivics, which was founded by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2009 to transform the field of civics through student engagement.
Throughout the course of the 2020-2021 school year, the fellows will participate in virtual workshops. These workshops are designed to help students tell their stories about equity in civics in compelling ways. By the close of the program, fellows are expected to launch a national student-led social media campaign; engage in group discussions on equity, civic education, and civic engagement; produce written pieces and media projects on equity in civics; and collaborate on a virtual showcase on student voice.
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