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Elementary students showcase their knowledge of the US Constitution

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A total of 350 fifth-grade students from seven schools around Indiana demonstrated their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution Friday at the state Capitol during the We The People elementary showcase.

The showcase was structured like a Congressional hearing with teams of students answering questions posed by a panel consisting of attorneys, judges and members of the community. Gov. Mike Pence welcomed the youngsters and First Lady Karen Pence gave the general address.

“Programs like We The People benefit our state as a whole,” she said. “I suspect a number of you will serve in this building (the Statehouse) one day.”

Below is the list of schools that participated along with the assessments of the students’ knowledge:

Frank Hammond School, Munster – Superior
Kahler Middle School, Dyer – Outstanding
Grimmer Middle School, Schererville (3 classes) – Superior
Clark Middle School, St. John (2 classes) – Superior
Canterbury School, Fort Wayne (3 classes) – Superior
William Tell Elementary School, Tell City – Superior
Maconaquah Elementary School, Bunker Hill – Outstanding

The annual elementary showcase, along with the We The People civic education program, is organized by the Indiana Bar Foundation.

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  1. From his recent appearance on WRTV to this story here, Frank is everywhere. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy, although he should stop using Eric Schnauffer for his 7th Circuit briefs. They're not THAT hard.

  2. They learn our language prior to coming here. My grandparents who came over on the boat, had to learn English and become familiarize with Americas customs and culture. They are in our land now, speak ENGLISH!!

  3. @ Rebecca D Fell, I am very sorry for your loss. I think it gives the family solace and a bit of closure to go to a road side memorial. Those that oppose them probably did not experience the loss of a child or a loved one.

  4. If it were your child that died maybe you'd be more understanding. Most of us don't have graves to visit. My son was killed on a state road and I will be putting up a memorial where he died. It gives us a sense of peace to be at the location he took his last breath. Some people should be more understanding of that.

  5. Can we please take notice of the connection between the declining state of families across the United States and the RISE OF CPS INVOLVEMENT??? They call themselves "advocates" for "children's rights", however, statistics show those children whom are taken from, even NEGLIGENT homes are LESS likely to become successful, independent adults!!! Not to mention the undeniable lack of respect and lack of responsibility of the children being raised today vs the way we were raised 20 years ago, when families still existed. I was born in 1981 and I didn't even ever hear the term "CPS", in fact, I didn't even know they existed until about ten years ago... Now our children have disagreements between friends and they actually THREATEN EACH OTHER WITH, "I'll call CPS" or "I'll have [my parent] (usually singular) call CPS"!!!! And the truth is, no parent is perfect and we all have flaws and make mistakes, but it is RIGHTFULLY OURS - BY THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS GREAT NATION - to be imperfect. Let's take a good look at what kind of parenting those that are stealing our children are doing, what kind of adults are they producing? WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS TO THE CHILDREN THAT HAVE BEEN RIPPED FROM THEIR FAMILY AND THAT CHILD'S SUCCESS - or otherwise - AS AN ADULT.....

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