Lines Drawn! Roman Students know no Boundaries in Social Studies Competition


Spring 2019

Colin L. '21

Roman continues to win awards for its Draw the Lines Competition, an online program in which students gerrymandered their own political maps. Cahillites were recently honored at a ceremony in our State Capital. On Tuesday, September 24th, Mr. Corrigan, the Honors United States Government and Politics Teacher here at Roman, transported students (myself included) to the ceremony along with some of my family, and Archivist Mr. Ed Keenan ’54. Once we arrived we went straight to the ceremony surrounded by the Rotunda in the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg, PA. Some notable speakers attended and spoke about the importance of our democracy and the right for our involvement in government and the uncertainty gerrymandering has on the future of our constitution. Some awards were given to our school regarding honorable mentions to myself, Derek Ngyuen’21, and Mathew Dumagco’21 with an award of $75.

Following the awards ceremony we were taken on a small tour around the building visiting some lawmakers including State Representative Mary Isaacson of the 175th legislative district in the Democratic Caucus. We were shown more sections of the Rotunda including the House of Representatives Chamber. After the ceremony we went out to lunch to celebrate the spring competition and the next competition! 

More Information about the 2019 Fall Competition is below: