Grant High School from Portland, Oregon, placed first in the 28th Annual We the People National Finals. Maggie L. Walker Governor's School from Richmond, Virginia, finished second, with Douglas S. Freeman High School of Henrico, Virginia, placing third. You can find the full results here and on our Facebook page, and share your enthusiasm using hashtag #WTPFinals.
The U.S. Senate recently passed Senate Resolution 150 by unanimous consent. The resolution expresses the sense of the Senate about the importance of effective civic and government education programs in schools in the United States. It was sponsored by Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa and Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland. The resolution coincides with the Center’s We the People National Finals, one of the most prominent civic education events in the United States.
A new, fourth edition of the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution high school text will be released this August. The acclaimed civics and government textbook will feature updated text, images, exercises, and Supreme Court cases to ensure that the next generation of Americans has the intellectual tools they need to become informed and engaged citizens. Pre-order your copies today or join our mailing list to receive updates.
The final round of competition was held Monday in the We the People National Invitational in Fair Oaks, Virginia. In the middle school competition, Rachel Carson Middle School of Virginia placed first, Brown County Junior High School of Indiana finished second, and Inza R. Wood Middle School of Oregon was third. Unit 1 from Wauwatosa East High School won the High School Unit Award. Congratulations to all competitors! View the results.