Regional We the People winners heading to state finals

Fishers bested its rival Hamilton Southeastern  to capture a first place in the high school regional round of the Indiana Bar Foundation’s We the People competition held Nov. 2 and Nov. 4.

The top regional teams from each of Indiana’s four regions will advance to the state high school championship Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 with victor going on to represent the Hoosier state at the national finals in Washington, D.C. Last year, Fishers fell short in the state finals, coming in as runner-up to the winner Hamilton Southeastern.

Each year, high school and middle school students compete in We the People which allows them to test their knowledge of the Constitution and practice their oratory skills. As were the 2020 competitions, this year’s regional was held virtually.

“The Indiana Bar Foundation is proud to support this innovative educational initiative,” said Charles Dunlap foundation president and CEO. “Without assistance, educators work with students to research and prepare for the simulated Congressional hearing-styled competition. Our students are simply amazing and are great ambassadors for the state.”

Alben Marco, a student at St. Richard’s Episcopal School, told the Indiana Bar Foundation in 2020 the activity provided a much-needed relief.

“During the pandemic, We the People was one of the few things that got me to think of something rather than just the chaos that surrounded us,” he said. “This was a great experience and something I will never forget….”

The 2021 high school regional We the People award winners are:

Southwest Region Awards

First: Castle High school

Second: Evansville North High School

Third: Jasper High School

Central Region Awards

First: Fishers High School

Second: Hamilton Southeastern High School

Third: Plainfield High School

Northeast Region Awards

First: Homestead High School

Second: Heritage Jr/Sr High School

Northwest Regional Award

First: West Lafayette High School

Also Qualifying for State

Covenant Christian High School

Franklin Central High School

New Palestine High School

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