Student letter project overview

Thursday, June 6, 2019

My sophomore English class at Columbus High School spent the fourth quarter of this school year researching community issues they found personally interesting and compelling. Students worked individually or in small groups to research all angles of the issues and then develop their positions based on the evidence. Each letter represents a considerable bit of research.

While the views expressed in these student letters to the editor do not necessarily represent the views of their teacher or the school district, these letters do represent the quality research and argument writing skills we aim to develop through our literacy curriculum here at CHS. Our community benefits when residents--especially our young people--take an interest in the issues that affect us.

Casey Olsen

English teacher, Columbus High School