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.