Cranston students compete for national recognition


CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A Cranston school project Eyewitness News profiled a few weeks ago on Street Stories has won the opportunity to compete for national recognition.

Theresa Manera’s fifth grade class at Rhodes Elementary class took part in Project Citizen with an extensive proposal to ban plastic bags in all state recreational facilities.

Street Stories: The fight to bag the bag gets help from young policymakers

Their work was selected to represent the state against schools from across the country.

Project Citizen is aimed at teaching children to get involved with government to provoke change in important issues.

“My kids were so excited to find out we will represent RI at the national project citizen showcase,” Manera said.

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