News of Interest 

Monticello Middle earns top rating in national Project Citizen showcase

Monticello Middle School’s We the People: Project Citizen entry, Bullying Hurts!, recently earned the top rating of Superior at the national Project Citizen showcase. The showcase took place July 25-28 in Louisville during the National Conference of State Legislators Legislative Summit. Teams from 49 U.S. schools participated in the showcase. Monticello Middle School's team was selected to represent Kentucky at the national showcase after earning a rating of superior at the state showcase in May. The Kentucky Court of Justice and the Center for Civic Education in California are co-sponsors of the Project Citizen program for Kentucky.

Legislators recognize Paducah Middle School students for work with Project Citizen

The Kentucky House of Representatives recognized students from Paducah Middle School Feb. 2, 2010, for their work with Project Citizen. The students represented Kentucky at the National Showcase for We the People … Project Citizen, held in conjunction with the National Conference of State Legislators in Philadelphia in July 2009. They were chosen to participate in the National Showcase after being interviewed at the State Showcase in May 2009, where they represented Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District with their Project Citizen project. Their project proposed that drivers 65 and older should retake a driver’s test to renew their licenses.

The students who appeared at the Capitol were Elizabeth Behrens, Lilly Burba, Miles Butler, Will Hancock, Justin Holt, Jacob Holtgrewe, Cole Spicer and Cason Walden. They were joined by Jeannie Miller, the Gifted and Talented teacher who led their Project Citizen project.