Three DGN students, Vanessa Kamman, Jade (Birdy) Roberts, and Brady Moore, are winners of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) Congressional Seminar Essay Contest. Each will travel to Washington D.C. in June to participate in a week-long workshop about citizenship and national government. The students will also receive tours of various sites in the nation’s capital.
The students submitted a winning essay answering the question, "Why did the authors of the United States Constitution give Presidents the power to issue Executive Orders? How did Congress and the Judicial Branch limit these orders?" In their essays, the students explored the growing use of executive orders over history and its impact on government and society.
“Participating in this contest is a great opportunity for our students to consider how our government operates on a deeper level,” says North High Social Studies Teacher Dennis Rogala, who encouraged the students to enter the contest. “It’s terrific that their extra work is being rewarded with a trip to learn even more about our government and nation’s capital.”
In addition to the student trips, North High’s social studies department will receive a cash prize, which will be used for classroom materials.
To learn more about the NSCDA and Essay Contest, please visit http://nscda.org/student-resources/congressional-essay-contest/.