Photo used with permission from Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago

ETHS seniors Patrick McDaniel (left) and Blake Rue (center) received a project service award from Nisan Chavkin, executive director of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago in recognition of their work leading up to the Illinois Youth Summit. 

The Illinois Youth Summit creates awareness and fosters civic action on current policy issues of importance to students and their communities. In this semester-long program, students select public policies for study, conduct polling, develop related service projects and post position statements. The program culminates with student delegates expressing their views in a town-hall-style meeting where they vote on proposed laws.