Sophia Z. '19 accepted to ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute
Civil Rights pioneers, current youth activists, lawyers, lobbyists and elected officials will work with students to explore the importance of defending and advancing civil liberties.
This summer Sophia Z. '19 will be joining other rising junior and senior high school students in Washington D.C. for the ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute, an advanced, firsthand learning experience tailored for the next generation of social justice advocates.
During the 8-day program students will be fully immersed in the real world of politics and legal decision making through meeting with elected officials and will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, civil rights pioneers and current youth activists through classroom sessions, lectures, workshops and daily debates to explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties and examine the importance of these freedoms in our current society.Close Up Foundation, a D.C.-based civic education non-profit, will serve as an ACLU partner to work with students to hone their skills as issue-focused campaigners.
Thirteen students will attend an Ivy League or Stanford and 18 students will continue their education at California colleges and universities.
This is the second year in a row that Isabel has won her grade level contest.
"Winning was really amazing because it felt like all of my team's hard work paid off."
English 7 introduces students from a wide representation of elementary schools to Marlborough's expectations. Students write frequently, learning to express themselves, both formally and informally, in expository and creative assignments. Personal experience and literature are springboards for writing assignments, oral presentations, and seminar-like discussions. Readings often include The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer Night's Dream and an extended unit on poetry.