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Feb 24 2023

Foundation Earns Prestigious Award


The Indiana Council for the Social Studies (ICSS) presented the Foundation with the Stan Harris Citizens Award. The honor recognizes the many contributions of Stan Harris. The award was presented to the Foundation February 24.

Mr. Harris was a Castle High School Government teacher and We the People sponsor in Newberg, Indiana. He led his classes to win We the People competitions eight times from 1989 to 2002, resulting in a resolution from the Indiana State House of Representatives being passed in his honor. Mr. Harris was known for his tenacity, his active citizenship and for passing along his love of democracy and the U.S. Constitution to students and teachers alike. He retired from Castle High School after 26 years of service. In retirement, he was State Coordinator for the We the People program. Mr. Harris taught for 31 years, 26 of which were at Castle High School in Evansville. He passed away unexpectedly in January, 2010, and this award honors his commitment to active citizenship is named in his honor.

Pictured: (L-R) Beth Brandon, ICSS President, Foundation Dir of Civic Education Tim Kalgreen, Foundation Board Chair Caryn Glawe, & ICSS President-Elect Chris McGrew.