Our Inaugural Civics Challenge Is a Success!
LWVN held its inaugural Civics Challenge on March 1st at the Cabot School. 9 teams consisting of family & community groups, middle school, high school, and college students, teachers from NSHS, and a group from the Newton TAB, participated.
Please join the LWVN in congratulating the three winning teams:
- The Newton South History Department: Tucker Ahlers, Ashley Chapman, John Greiner & Lillian Robinson
- The Grads: Michel Costello and John Lovett
- The Proud Lions: Cathy Borgesen, Kevin Cheng, Dylan Dincer, & James Farmer
Thank you to the Village Bank for its support of the event.
Read More and see picture of the winners.
Inaugural Civics Challenge
When: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Cabot Elementary School, 229 Cabot St.
Why a Civics Challenge?
The main objectives of the League of Women Voters (LWV) have always been to educate citizens about their civic responsibilities and to increase participation in government. By sponsoring a civics challenge, the Newton LWV believes it can also achieve the following goals:
- prepare citizens (both young and old) for their roles as voters
- educate our community about federal, state and, most particularly, local government
- build community on a non-partisan basis
Who Can Participate?
Adults and students in grade eight and above.
Teams of 3 or 4 are permitted. Join with a group or let us find your teammates for you.
How do I get involved?
On-line team and individual registration begins on January 6, 2020. Applications should be submitted by Thursday, February 27.
Click the links below for registration, instructions, and helpful resources.
- View event flyer
- Event format and rules
- Sample questions and a list of helpful team resources
Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams with the first place team earning a tour of the Massachusetts State House.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.