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Education

Heritage Middle School hosts social studies family night

Heritage Middle School Our American Voice students Veronica Hernandez (from left), Sarah Kelly and Camilla Hernandez visit with state Rep. Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, during the school's first civics and social studies-themed family night Feb. 15.
Heritage Middle School Our American Voice students Veronica Hernandez (from left), Sarah Kelly and Camilla Hernandez visit with state Rep. Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, during the school's first civics and social studies-themed family night Feb. 15.

BERWYN – More than 50 students and their families gathered Feb. 15 at Heritage Middle School in Berwyn for the first civics and social studies-themed family night, an event filled with fun, games and education, according to an event news release.

Community members had the opportunity to see young leadership firsthand and learn about the different civic education programs at Heritage, including Our American Voice, which seeks to teach youth about democracy, civic engagement and the democratic process through community problem-solving, the release stated.

Our American Voice students were on-hand to assist community members with online voter registration. Students also spoke directly to the evening’s participants about what civics and social action means to them and how they’ve played a leading role in bringing many of the core lessons to life, according to the release.

State Rep. Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, discussed her role in the state legislature and hosted an informational tax seminar, the release stated. Additionally, Berwyn City Clerk Marge Paul spoke about the early voting process in advance of the March primary, as well as a local stormwater research project.

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