Published on January 11th, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
RBHS wins We the People competition
Pictured: RBHS students Melissa Byars, Reese Corry, Bradi Crockett, Sydney Crosby, Julia Dales, Ryan Eckstrom, Graylen Grant, Merrit Jones, Lillian Lawrence, Brendan Montesinos, John Simpson and Kimberly Vonada
LEXINGTON, S.C. — River Bluff High students in Level Two at the school’s Center for Law and Global Policy Development won a statewide We the People competition that was sponsored by the South Carolina Bar Association’s Law Related Education Division.
RBHS students competed against 10 other teams in the competition, which required students to demonstrate their knowledge of constitutional principles and other aspects of American government during simulated congressional hearings. The students testified before a panel of judges that assessed students’ ability to evaluate, take and defend positions on historical and contemporary issues.
RBHS students won Best Overall Unit in three of out of the six unit competitions at the event. The students will travel in April to Washington, D.C., where the students will compete in the national We the People competition. We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution enhances students’ civic responsibility as well as their understanding of the American constitutional democracy.