Hoosier students compete for constitutional state title

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on December 20, 2018 with No Comments

Pictured above is the We the People state finals from Portage Willowcreek Middle School.

Over 600 students from 26 Indiana high schools and middle schools displayed their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution Dec. 9-11 in Indianapolis at the We the People: the Citizen & the Constitution(We the People) state finals.

The students testified before a panel of judges in mock congressional hearings that assessed their understanding of the U.S. Constitution, government and American history. Students displayed critical thinking, research, teamwork and public speaking skills as well as content knowledge.

National research shows We the Peoplestudents vote at higher rates and remain interested and active in civic issues more consistently than peers who did not study with this curriculum. For 31 years in Indiana and nationwide, the program has educated fifth, eighth and twelfth grade students on constitutional principles and civic responsibility.

The Indiana Bar Foundation manages the program with financial assistance from private donors, including many private attorneys and law firms, and the Indiana General Assembly. For more information, visit www.inbf.org.


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