Jan. 25, 2018 -- A group of government students at Cleveland Heights High School got an unexpected visitor Thursday morning when Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence joined the non-partisan grassroots anti-corruption organization Represent.US for a surprise visit to their classroom.
Thirty Heights High juniors and seniors participated in the discussion and lively dialogue about fixing democracy. Government teacher Justin Hons welcomed the guests and senior Londyn Crenshaw had the honor of introducing the speakers.
“It was really amazing how informed Ms. Lawrence is about politics,” said Crenshaw. “It makes a big difference when people who are just 10 years older than us come to talk about political issues. When she said ‘this is your time,’ that really made me think. I have been involved in my community and will continue to be involved in grassroots activism because it’s important.”
About Heights High School
Established in 1901, Cleveland Heights High School is one of the most tradition-rich schools in Northeast Ohio. Heights High, as its commonly known, has an enrollment of more than 1,600 students and includes a Career and Technical Education consortium and an alternative options school. A part of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, Heights High is renowned for its cultural diversity and varied academic offerings and extracurricular activities.
Represent.Us is the nation’s largest nonpartisan grassroots anti-corruption campaign. They work with Americans across the political spectrum to pass state and local anti-corruption laws and help fix our broken election systems. For more information, visit https://represent.us/
About Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence is an Oscar-winning actress, and renowned philanthropist and activist. Born and raised outside Louisville, KY, Ms. Lawrence is often regarded as the most successful actor of her generation. She won the 2012 Oscar for Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook, has been nominated three other times and she has starred in numerous blockbusters including The Hunger Games and its three sequels, along with three movies in the X-Men series. Her next film, Red Sparrow, will be released in March 2018.