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We The People crowns state champions

December 18, 2013

After three days of competition among more than 600 high school and middle school students, teams from Fishers and Nashville took the top spots in the Indiana We The People program.

Fishers High School won the high school division and Brown County Junior High School in Nashville won the middle school division. Both teams will represent Indiana in the national competitions held in April in Washington, D.C.

The Indiana Bar Foundation sponsored the We The People competition. Students competed Dec. 15 -17 in Indianapolis.

“Six thousand Indiana students are learning how to be good citizens through this educational model annually,” said Charles Dunlap, executive director of the IBF. “Indiana’s legal community is proud to bring this exemplary program here.”

In the high school division, Munster High School from Munster placed second and Hamilton Southeastern High School, also in Fishers, came in third.

Among the middle school teams, St. Richards School in Indianapolis and Helfrich Park Middle School in Evansville finished second and third, respectively.  

We The People is an education program that teaches students in fifth, eighth and 12th grades about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. After a semester of study about American history and constitutional philosophy, current events and applicable court cases, students testify in mock congressional hearings before panels of volunteer judges from the legal community.

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