INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — After three days of simulated congressional hearings that tested knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, Lincoln High School students from Portland, Ore., placed first at the 27th Annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals on Monday.
Fifty-six classes representing 42 states — including Incline High School, representing Nevada — and the District of Columbia came to the nation’s capital to participate in the academic competition.
Competition results were announced at the awards ceremony on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., before an audience of more than 2,000 students, teachers, coordinators, judges, parents and other guests.
Second place overall went to Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif., while Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies in Richmond, Va., placed third.
While Incline High did not place in the overall top 10, students did win a Unit 1 award; six unit awards were given to best non-finalist teams that showed expertise in a particular unit.
Unit 1 is “The Philosophical and Historical Foundations of the American Political System.”
To learn more about We The People and for a full list of winners, visit civiced.org/2014-top-10.