Claire Thornton

Claire Thornton is a San Antonio native and a senior at John Marshall High School in Northside ISD. This year Claire studied Political Science and Civic Engagement as part of her work for a class at Marshall called Independent Study Mentorship, or ISM. Dr. Dhawn Martin, Lecturer in Civic Engagement and Social Action at St. Mary’s University, mentors Claire. As part of Claire’s work for ISM, she volunteers with Battleground Texas and was a fellow of Wendy Davis’ 2014 Texas Gubernatorial campaign. This summer Claire plans to be involved with the Battleground Texas Summer Fellowship program.

Civic Engagement, High School Style

Last Thursday, a whole year’s worth of my work and research culminated into what I called a Civic Engagement Symposium. The symposium served as my final product for a course called Independent Study Mentorship, or ISM. The program

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