Eighth grade team from Sacred Heart Schools wins first place in We the People state competition
The Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) eighth grade Government Team came in first place in the We the People state competition in San Diego on Dec. 19. Students from all over California participated in simulated congressional hearings regarding the ideologies and fundamentals behind the United States Constitution.
Led by coaches Chris Chiang and Nicole Rehberg, the unit teams prepared, presented statements, and testified before a panel of judges acting as a congressional committee. Topics the students competed on included the issues of federalism, republicanism, civic activism, political institutions, civil liberties, and constitutional history.