Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland will present its annual Project Citizen showcase on April 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at three locations in downtown Portland: Portland City Hall (City Council Chambers and the State of Maine room), the Cumberland County Courthouse (Courtroom 8) and the second floor of DiMillo’s Restaurant. The event is free and open to the public.
All 170 students in Moore’s seventh grade will participate. Working in teams, students will present their research on topics such as sports concussions, gun laws, homeless veterans, second-hand smoke, colony collapse disorder, panhandling, deaf rights, teen sleep loss, distracted drivers, gang violence and energy drinks. Each of the 25 teams also will present proposals to address their chosen issue.
Local officials and other dignitaries will judge the teams. The winners will advance to the state Project Citizen showcase in Augusta.