2012 National Showcase Print E-mail

Want help solving a community problem? Look to Project Citizen students for guidance and leadership! The 2012 Project Citizen National Showcase displayed the know-how of students to solve their own local problems through civic engagement. Project topics included ADA accessible bus stops, bullying in schools, wetlands education, and plastic bag usage.

The day-long event was sponsored by the Center for Civic Education with generous donations from Whole Foods of Woodland Hills, Trader Joe's of Woodland Hills, and Cavaretta's Italian Deli of Canoga Park. Los Angeles-area community leaders, educators, and policy experts evaluated the country’s top student portfolios addressing public policy issues in their schools and communities.

The Center announced achievement levels for the national showcase on Tuesday, July 24, 2012.


Arizona  New Jersey Rhode Island
Florida North Carolina


California (Stockton) Idaho Texas
Colorado Kentucky Washington
Delaware Oregon Wisconsin



Honorable Mention

California (Modesto) New York

Each portfolio was evaluated three times. Achievement level results are based on the average score of the three rounds of portfolio evaluation during the national showcase.

Special Recognition to all the Project Citizen teachers and students in the nation for their work on Project Citizen during the 2011-2012 school year. Unfortunately due to funding cuts, not all states were able to send a portfolio to the National Showcase although nearly every state conducted state or local hearings.

For 2011 Results, click here.