For the first time in Indiana history, both of the state’s We The People teams are in the top 10 of the We The People national finals.
The state champion, Cathedral High School, and the second-place finisher in the state competition, Plainfield High School, are scheduled to appear Monday in the top 10 round. The finals are being held in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
No other state has two teams in the top 10 finals. Indiana sent two teams to the national competition this year because it drew the wildcard berth which allowed the state to send the second-place team.
High-school students on the teams will be asked a series of questions in which they will draw upon their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and democracy to answer. They will be competing against teams from across the country including Connecticut, Colorado, Oregon, Alabama and California.
Cathedral is scheduled to compete in the morning session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plainfield is slated for the afternoon session from 2 to 5 p.m.