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Brown County Junior High School Wins State Championship
Updated December 18, 2015 7:38 AM | Filed under: Education
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(NASHVILLE) - The Brown County Junior High School are the We the People civics contest state champions for the sixth straight year.

The team of eighth-graders scored the highest among 14 Indiana middle schools at the contest in Indianapolis Dec. 15.
Fishers Junior High School finished second and St. Richards Episcopal School in Indianapolis finished third.

The We the People curriculum teaches students in the fifth, eighth and 12th grades about the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. After a semester of study about American history and constitutional philosophy, current events and applicable court cases, students can testify in mock congressional hearings before panels of volunteer judges from the legal community. The contest is sponsored by the Indiana Bar Foundation.

The team will move on to nationals in Washington, D.C., in the spring. Brown County has won two We the People middle school national titles and was the national runner-up last year.

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