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‘We The People’ program to showcase civic education
Students from 12 Indiana high schools and middle schools will again be showcasing their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution in the annual “We The People” competition.
This national event which promotes civic education is organized in the Hoosier state by the Indiana Bar Foundation.
The state championship is scheduled for Dec. 17 - 19 in Indianapolis. Indiana’s newest Supreme Court Justice Loretta Rush and Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long will be the guest speakers.
During the competition, the students will testify before panels of judges comprised primarily of attorneys, members of the judiciary, and community leaders, and answer questions about the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and American history. They must display critical thinking, research, teamwork and public speaking skills as well as content knowledge.
The winners will represent Indiana at the national finals in Washington, D.C., next spring.
District competitions were held earlier this fall at various locations around the state. Winners who have advanced to the state championship are:
District 1 – Munster High School, Munster
District 3 – Homestead High School, Fort Wayne
District 4 – Plainfield High School, Plainfield
District 5 – Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers
District 7 – Cathedral High School, Indianapolis
District 8 – Evansville North High School, Evansville
District 9 – Floyd Central High School, Floyds Knobs
Wild Card – Fishers High School, Fishers
Wild Card – Covenant Christian High School, Indianapolis
Wild Card – Herron High School, Indianapolis
Wild Card – Wabash High School, Wabash
Wild Card – TBD
District 1 – TBD - competition to be held Dec. 7
District 3 – St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Fort Wayne
District 3 – Carroll Middle School, Fort Wayne
District 4 – St. Malachy Parish School, Brownsburg
District 5 – Maconaquah Middle School, Bunker Hill
District 7 – St. Richards Episcopal School, Indianapolis
District 8 – Helfrich Park STEM Academy, Evansville
District 9 – Brown County Junior High School, Nashville
Wild Card – Canterbury School, Fort Wayne
Wild Card – RJ Baskett Middle School, Gas City
Wild Card – Thompkins Middle School, Evansville
Wild Card – Sidener Academy, Indianapolis•