2014 National Finals Awards Print

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PLACE FIRST IN NATIONWIDE CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE U.S. CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS

Washington, D.C. - After three days of simulated congressional hearings that tested their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, Lincoln High School students from Portland, Oregon, captured first place at the 27th Annual We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals on April 28.
 
Fifty-six classes representing 42 states and the District of Columbia came to the nation's capital to participate in the academic competition. 
 
The competition results were announced at the Awards Ceremony Monday evening on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, before an audience of more than 2,000 students, teachers, coordinators, judges, parents and other guests.
 
NATIONAL WINNER:  
Lincoln High School, Portland, Oregon
 
SECOND PLACE:
Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, California
 
THIRD PLACE:
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies, Richmond, Virginia
 
FOURTH PLACE: Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana
 
FIFTH PLACE: Vestavia Hills High School, Vestavia Hills, Alabama
 
SIXTH PLACE: East Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
SEVENTH PLACE: Grandview High School, Aurora, Colorado
 
EIGHTH PLACE: Maine South High School, Park Ridge, Illinois
 
NINTH PLACE: Corona del Sol, Tempe, Arizona


TENTH PLACE:  Highland High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
WINNERS OF UNIT AWARDS (BEST NON-FINALIST TEAM FOR EXPERTISE IN EACH UNIT OF COMPETITION)
 
UNIT 1 (The Philosophical and Historical Foundations of the American Political System): Incline High School, Incline Village, Nevada
 
UNIT 2 (How the Framers Created the Constitution): Wauwatosa West High School, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
 
UNIT 3 (How Changes in the Constitution Have Furthered the Ideas in the Declaration of Independence): East Brunswick High School, East Brunswick, New Jersey
 
UNIT 4 (How the Values and Principles Embodied in the Constitution Shaped American Institutions and Practices): Blackfoot High School, Blackfoot, Idaho
 
UNIT 5 (The Rights That the Bill of Rights Protects): Marcos de Niza High School, Tempe, Arizona
 
UNIT 6 (Twenty-first Century Challenges to American Constitutional Democracy): Sky View High School, Smithfield, Utah
 
WINNERS OF REGIONAL AWARDS (BEST NON-FINALIST TEAM FROM EACH REGION)
 
Western States: Tahoma Senior High School, Covington, Washington
 
Mountain/Plains States: Lincoln East High School, Lincoln, Nebraska
 
Central States: Westminster Christian Academy, St. Louis, Missouri
 
Southeastern States: Northwest Guilford High School, Greensboro, North Carolina
 
Northeastern States: Marshwood High School, South Berwick, Maine