Logo: Project Citizen

National Finals: April 13-15, 2024

Prepare to be amazed as high school students from across the nation showcase their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and American government. Now in its fifth decade, the National Finals serves as an exciting finale to students' We the People educational journey. The competition utilizes Simulated Congressional Hearings and typically features 48 teams, each representing their respective states.

2024 National Champions

Congratulations to the 2024 We the People National Finals first place team, Grant High School from Portland, Oregon!

2024 National Finals Awards

Awards will be presented to teams in the three categories: Division, Unit, and Top-10.

Top-10 Awards

Presented to the ten schools with the highest cumulative scores during the three days of competition.

2024 We the People National Champions

Grant High School • Portland, Oregon
Second Place
Douglas S. Freeman High School • Henrico, Virginia
Third Place
Foothill High School • Pleasanton, California
Fourth Place
East High School • Denver, Colorado
Fifth Place
Tahoma High School • Maple Valley, Washington
Sixth Place
Lincoln High School • Portland, Oregon
Seventh Place
Amador Valley High School • Pleasanton, California
Eighth Place
Reno High School • Reno, Nevada
Ninth Place
Glen Allen High School • Glen Allen, Virginia
Tenth Place
Easthampton High School • Easthampton, Massachusetts

Division Awards

Presented to the teams achieving the highest cumulative scores, based on the first two days of the annual National Finals, in each of the four divisions (A-D). Divisions are composed in a way that balances teams based on prior team performance.
Division A Winner
Hamilton Southeastern High School • Fishers, Indiana
Division B Winner
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies • Richmond, Virginia
Division C Winner
Incline High School • Incline Village, Nevada
Division D Winner
Maine South High School • Park Ridge, Illinois

Unit Awards

Presented to the schools achieving the highest cumulative scores, based on the first two days of the annual National Finals, in each of the six units of the We the People: The Citizen & the Constitution textbook.
Unit 1 Winner
Wauwatosa West High School • Wauwatosa, Wisconson
Unit 2 Winner
Highlands High School • Fort Thomas, Kentucky
Unit 3 Winner
Trumbull High School • Trumbull, Connecticut
Unit 4 Winner
East Brunswick High School • East Brunswick, New Jersey
Unit 5 Winner
James Madison High School • Brooklyn, New York
Unit 6 Winner
Corona del Sol High School • Tempe, Arizona
In addition to these awards, the Center also honors We the People alumni at the National Finals Awards Ceremony:

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Presented to an alum, 18-34 years of age at the time of nomination, who has distinguished themself through service to their community, their country, or to society at large.

Cincinnatus Award

Presented to an alum, over 35 years of age, who has provided extraordinary service to the world and who represents the ideals of virtuous service to benefit the common good.

Event Program

Peruse the official program of the 2024 National Finals Awards Ceremony, with school rosters, breakdowns of the program, alumni award winners, judges, and so much more.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emily Voss or Rebecca Reeder by email. They can assist you or direct you to additional resources.

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