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Social Studies Club competes in Madison

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Junior Keaton Blake, senior Allison Springer, senior Katelyn Davis and junior Ishan Patil were the first team invited from our school to participate in the Wisconsin Civics Game in Madison.

Four members of the Social Studies Club competed in the Wisconsin Civics Game in Madison May 10. The team consisted of seniors Katelyn Davis and Allison Springer and juniors Keaton Blake and Ishan Patil.

This year marked the first time any of our teams were invited to participate in the April qualifiers. Out of the five teams invited, one team placed in the top nine who were selected to participate in the Civics Game in Madison. 

The Civics Games are state-endorsed, buzzer-style trivia tournaments consisting of questions on local, national and geographical civics. The goal of the games is to “prepare future politicians, future community leaders as they phrase it,” Blake said.

Cedarburg beat Waukegan 6-4 in their first round and tied with Seymour 4-4 in their second round but did not earn enough points to move onto the final two rounds.

Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jill Underly and Governor Tony Evers opened the Games, along with other local political figures. 

Social studies teacher and club adviser Kathleen Korbas chaperoned the students. 

After the competition, the group walked down State Street and toured the Wisconsin State Capitol. Springer said, “The experience was really fun.”

While they didn’t win, the team is optimistic for next year. “I’m looking forward to creating a new team next year and hopefully taking home the gold,” Blake said. 

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