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Centennial Student advocates for their community

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Centennial Student advocates for their community

One of our courageous Centennial third graders, Bentley Cotter, presented at the March Broomfield City Council meeting to advocate for a stoplight in her neighborhood. With the help and support of another fellow third grader, Sophia Anderson, Bentley wrote an opinion speech that was exactly three minutes (which is the maximum amount anyone is allowed to speak at the meeting). With the help of her visuals, she also shared the mathematical data she collected to support her argument in favor of a stoplight. Afterwards, the city engineer asked if she could follow up Bentley to learn more about the data she collected. We are so proud of these two students for feeling empowered enough to advocate for their community!

This story exemplifies our ELEVATE Focus Area: 21st Century Learners. Sharing stories of students who collaborate, think critically, problem-solve and are digitally literate to thrive in today’s ever-changing world.