The primary goal of We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is to promote civic competence and responsibility among the nation’s upper elementary and secondary students. The design of the instructional program, including its innovative culminating activity, makes the program successful with both teachers and students.
The program enjoys the active participation of members of Congress, as well as support from educational, professional, business, and community organizations across the nation. Since the inception of the We the People program in 1987, more than 30 million students and 90,000 educators have participated in this innovative course of study.
Incline High School captured the Nevada state We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution championship with their first-place finish at the state finals on February 4. Reno High School finished second and Bishop Gorman High School placed third.
The victory qualifies Incline to represent Nevada at the 25th Anniversary We the People National Finals, April 27-May 1 in Washington, D.C., and at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Teacher Milt Hyams told the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, “There’s so much outside work and preparation that goes into this, for 30 percent of our senior class to be willing to take on this challenge is impressive.”
Student Chloe Dodge acknowledged that teamwork was a critical part of Incline’s performance: “I’m really proud, but as a class in general. It’s really evident how hard we worked together; it was a collective win.”
If you would like to donate to Incline High School’s National Finals Travel Fund, please click here and be sure to note “National Finals – Nevada” as the purpose of your donation. Donations to the We the People Program are also accepted here.
To learn more about the 25th Anniversary We the People National Finals, visit the National Finals website.