Lincoln Middle School wins annual Civics Challenge

School Board Chair Diyonne McGraw (far left) with teachercoach Patrick Penny (red shirt) and the Lincoln Middle School students who won the seventh annual Civics Challenge.
School Board Chair Diyonne McGraw (far left) with teachercoach Patrick Penny (red shirt) and the Lincoln Middle School students who won the seventh annual Civics Challenge.
Courtesy of Susan Hatch

Students from Lincoln Middle School won the seventh annual Civics Challenge held recently.

Nearly 50 students from six Alachua County middle schools participated in the event held at the Alachua County administrative offices in Gainesville on April 17.

Lincoln Middle School teacher Patrick Penny coached the winning team.

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The six middle schools that competed at the event included Lincoln, Fort Clarke, High Springs, Westwood, Mebane and Kanapaha.

The seventh-grade students, who prepared all school year, faced off in a “Family Feud” style format as they raced to answer questions that ranged from identifying which article of the U.S. Constitution outlines the powers of the legislature to naming the current Supreme Court Justices.

All participants received a Civics Challenge t-shirt and medal, and the winning team received the Civics Challenge Perpetual Plaque with the name of their school engraved on it. The plaque will hang in Lincoln Middle School for the next year.

The event was co-sponsored by the Alachua County Public Schools and the League of Women Voters.

Six Alachua County Middle School teams participated in the seventh annual Civics Challenge on April 17.
Courtesy of Susan Hatch Six Alachua County Middle School teams participated in the seventh annual Civics Challenge on April 17.

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sue hatch

Go Lincoln! And congratulations to all participating middle school students; you did a great job!

Last edited 2 months ago by sue hatch