The John Stark We The People Team has advanced to the State Championship on January 9th, following a successful competition at the Legislative Office Building in Concord in December. We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution is an innovative program that teaches students about civics, American constitutional democracy and the relevance of the Bill of Rights. In addition to advancing, the John Stark team also won the Unit Three Award (there are six units in each competition). The Unit Three question was: How Has the Constitution Been Changed to Further the Ideals Contained in the Declaration of Independence? The Unit Three team members who answered that question were Hazel Johnstone, Ethan Vezina and Chloe Strienburger. The award was presented to the team by Howard Zeibel who started the New Hampshire program 28 years ago and has been a judge at the competition every year since. The NH Bar Association makes the We the People program available to schools in New Hampshire through its Law Related Education program.
JSRHS We The People Team: (l-r) Back Row: Zack Hamilton, Jack Graves, Chloe Streitburger, Ethan Vezina, Jack Rogers, Katie Nitzschke, Evelyn Cameron
Front Row: Andrew Porter, Ben Trumble, Samantha LaLiberte, Micaela Hopkins, Nicole Beeso, Amanda Nikias, Megan McNally, Rachel Weidman, Hazel Johnstone, and Warren Quinlan.
The We The People Cake was made by Warren Quinlan’s mother, Jennifer, to celebrate during the team’s final practice before competing in December.