Fishers students top We the People competition

Two schools from Fishers took home first place honors from the 2017 Indiana We the People state finals held in Indianapolis Dec. 10 to 12.

Fishers High School and Fishers Junior High School both finished at the top of the high school and middle school competitions, respectively. The win was a repeat for Fisher Junior High which placed first in the middle school contest in 2016.

Now the two teams can compete in the national We the People competitions in the spring of 2018.

More than 600 students from across Indiana participated in this year’s state championships, including several from schools new to the We the People program. During the competition, teams of students answered questions from panels of judges about the Constitution and its application to contemporary issues.

“We the People students are an inspiration to all,” said Kenneth Allen, president of the Indiana Bar Foundation. “These students instill hope and confidence in our next generation of leaders.”

Teams from 14 high schools competed in the high school round. Cathedral High School in Indianapolis placed second and Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers took third place honors. Among the 13 middle schools competing, Brown County Junior High School in Nashville, came in second while Woodside Middle School in Fort Wayne, followed in third place.

New to the high school competition were Castle High School in Newburgh; Heritage high School in Monroeville; West Lafayette High School in West Lafayette; and Columbus Signature Academy – New Tech in Columbus. Schools competing for the first time in the middle school contest were Hobart Middle School from Hobart; and Fall Creek Junior High School from Fishers.

The 2018 We the People National Finals for high schools will be April 27 to May 1, 2018 in Virginia. The 2018 We the People National Invitational for middle schools will be May 4 to 8 also in Virginia.

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