Jan 30, 2012 / E-news
Cheyenne Central High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming, won the Wyoming We the People State Competition on January 23. Six classes competed in two rounds of judging at the Wyoming State Capitol.
Unit 1 from Cheyenne Central received special recognition for highest unit score and was presented with the Bob Warmack Award. Medals were also presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd highest scoring units from each school.
The Citizenship Award was presented to Sally and Jim Belcher who spearheaded the fundraising efforts for Wyoming We the People. The Belchers are also parents of a We the People alum. This year, over $40,000 was raised by Wyoming Citizens to fund all of the district and state events.
With the assistance of the Legislative Service Office and Wendy Madsen, the state competition was moved to the Wyoming State Capitol. The Honorable Governor Matt Mead delivered the keynote address at the event. Members of the Wyoming Supreme Court, Justice William Hill and Justice Jim Burke, Federal Court Judge Alan Johnson, and District Court Judges Roberta Coates and Tom Sullins served as competition judges.
All of the six competing teachers attended the Grand Teton Summer Institute and participated in the We the People National Finals Scholarship Teacher Program.
After observing the Wyoming hearings, Carol Mead, Wyoming First Lady, recounted, “The group I observed was eager to learn, well spoken and seemed to have conquered the fear of presenting. These are skills that will undoubtedly serve them well as they head into their adult lives. Thank you for extending a personal invitation to me to join you all in observing excellence at work among our youth. This is truly an outstanding program.”
Cheyenne Central High School is now raising funds for their participation in the We the People National Finals to be held in April. If you would like to donate to the Cheyenne Central High School’s National Finals Travel Fund, please click here and be sure to note “National Finals –Wyoming” 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.