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Governor JB Pritzker Signs Legislation Proposed by Maplebrook Students

Fourth-graders in Tanya Pardungkiattisak's class at Maplebrook Elementary played an important role in the designation of Dolostone as the state of Illinois' new official state rock.

In conjunction with a Burr Ridge school, the students discovered that Illinois did not have a state rock. The students interviewed regional geology scholars, visited museums and carried out research to develop a ballot with three choices. They then asked schools across Illinois to vote on a state rock.

On Monday, June 6, Maplebrook students Max Napekoski, Colin Zigterman and Grace Allen attended a ceremony at the Morton Arboretum, where Governor JB Pritzker signed the legislation into law.