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Schools chief urges backing for Cahokia Mounds national park campaign

The Madison County Regional Office of Education is launching a new campaign to help pass House Resolution 2642, “The Cahokia Mounds National Park Act.”

This campaign is specifically tailored to assist in helping make Cahokia Mounds a National Park by enlisting help from Madison County students to help persuade Congress to preserve and protect “America’s First City”, Cahokia Mounds, by designating it national park.

“Cahokia Mounds is a local treasure that should be shared with the rest of the country and the whole world,” Regional Superintendent Robert Werden (shown) said. He is asking all school administrators and teachers to promote the campaign.

The campaign will consist of two portions. The first portion of the campaign is a letter-writing campaign. Students will be asked to write a one-page letter of support to members of the House’s Natural Resources Committee, persuading the members to preserve and protect the rich history and historical facts that can be provided to many visitors over time.

The second portion of the campaign is a poster contest. Students will be asked to design a standard size poster depicting Cahokia Mounds, with the placement of the title “Make Cahokia Mounds a National Park” included on the poster. The poster entry can be created digitally or with markers and crayons. This contest is limited to only one entry per student.

All entries must be turned into the Madison County Regional Office of Education 41 by June 1, 2021. Winners will be announced via ROE 41’s social media and website on July 1, 2021. ALL entries will be delivered to our United States Congressmen.

Check out www.roe41.org or contact kahale@co.madison.il.us for more information.

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