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Fishers High School captures 4th place in national civics competition

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The Fishers High School team finished fourth in the We the People national competition, continuing Indiana’s streak of having teams place in the Top 10 among the groups representing all 50 states.

Held in Washington, D.C., the 27th Annual We the People National Finals brought together high school teams from across the country April 25 to 28. Fishers High School made its first appearance at nationals after the team finished first in the Indiana competition held in December.

During the national competition, students participate in simulated congressional hearings and answer questions about the U.S. Constitution before a panel of judges. The questions explore the students’ knowledge about the founding document and their ability to apply constitutional principles to current events and historical incidents.

Charles Dunlap, executive director of the Indiana Bar Foundation, praised the Fishers team, saying the students represented Indiana well. He also acknowledged the consistent performance of Hoosier students.

“Indiana’s tradition of having teams in the Top 10 is a testament to the depth of talent in our state and the quality of teachers in the program,” Dunlap said.

The Indiana Bar Foundation operates the We the People program in Indiana. Teachers, attorneys, and judges spend time each school year preparing the students for competition and additional volunteers quiz and grade the teams during the regional and state rounds.






 

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