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Brown Co. Junior High Team Wins Regional 'We The People' Title
Updated November 20, 2015 8:01 AM | Filed under: Education
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(BROWN CO.) - Twenty-one Brown County Junior High School students took the regional title in the southern Indiana We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution middle school contest November 17.

The Brown County Democrat reports, BCJHS students have won the state title five times and the national title twice, and placed second in nationals last year.

North High School in Evansville won the high school division at the regional contest.

A total of 11 teams participated, eight of them in the middle school division. St. Philip School, Mount Vernon, placed second, and Helfrich Park STEM Academy (Team B), Evansville, placed third.

Placing second and third in the high school division were Floyd Central High School, New Albany, and Randall T. Shepard Leadership and Law Academy.

These teams have all qualified to advance to the We the People State Finals in Indianapolis in December.
Each student participant played the role of an expert testifying before mock congressional committees that explored the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the responsibilities of citizenship. More than 275 students demonstrated their Constitutional knowledge during the competition.

Members of the winning Brown County team include Kara Adams, Riley Arnholt, Olivia Baughman, Emma Beck, Tanner Bowman, Whitney Clark, Claire Dannelley, Haley Davidson, Cassidy Davis, Josiah Drew, Sara Fishel, Kaitlynn Goodwin, Delaney Hobbs, Chloe Lee, Angel Meece, Taylor Poling, Emma Ripberger, Robison Chloee, Isabel Rygiel, Myka Snyder and Allison Stogsdill. Their teacher is Michael Potts.



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