"Make Cahokia Mounds A National Park" Poster Contest
The Madison County Regional Office of Education recently held a contest for the county students to help pass House Bill HR-2642, "The Cahokia Mounds National Park Act". The ROE office enlisted the help of Madison County students to persuade Congress that we must preserve and protect "America's First City", Cahokia Mounds, and pass HR-2642 which would designate Cahokia Mounds a National Park.
The poster contest was a 2 part process. The first part was a letter writing campaign. Students were asked to write a one-page letter of support to congress members of the House's Natural Resource 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 part of the campaign was a poster contest. Students were 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.
Below are the winners of the 2021 "Make Cahokia Mounds a National Park" contest with Rob Werden, Madison County Regional Office of Education Superintendent.
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all participants!