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    June
    11
    2002

    News Release June 2002: Heritage Christian Students to Compete in National Tournament

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    For Immediate Release
      CONTACT: org cpowers wisbar Christi Powers
    State Bar of Wisconsin
    (608) 250-6025
    (608) 692-2206 (mobile)
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    Heritage Christian Students to Compete in National Tournament
    The West Allis school takes 1st & 2nd in public policy contest

    MADISON, June 11, 2002 - - For the fifth year in a row, a group of students from Heritage Christian Middle School in West Allis have won the "We the People...Project Citizen" statewide competition. As a result, Heritage Christian has again earned the right to represent Wisconsin at next month's national tournament in Denver, Colorado.

    Project Citizen is a civic education program for middle school students to promote competent and responsible participation in state and local government. The students' final product is a large portfolio displaying their work.

    The Heritage Christian students researched and planned solutions to three diverse public policy issues - dangerous intersections, littering and private school tuition. Four teams of students spent a semester studying the issue of their choice and developed implementation plans under the direction of their teacher Tracy Eastburn. The winning entry focused on improving the intersection of Woelfel Road and Wisconsin Avenue near their school.

    The competition, held at State Bar Center in Madison on June 1, was sponsored by the Wisconsin Law Foundation, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Center for Civic Education, the National Conference of State Legislatures and the U.S. Department of Education. A panel of 16 judges - including attorneys, legislative staff, government leaders and retired teachers - scored the entries based on completeness, clarity, and graphics.

    For more information on other State Bar law-related education efforts, visit www.legalexplorer.com/education, or contact Dee Runaas at (800) 444-9404, ext. 6191.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a law license in Wisconsin. With more than 20,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out initiatives to educate the public about the legal system.