EHS’s We The People team will compete at the state finals Saturday, Jan. 27

Aidan Chappuis, Journalist

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On January 27, EHS will be competing in the state finals for We The People, a civics and constitutional law competition sponsored by the Center for Civics Education. The team, which has been taking the We The People class with Ms. Brown for the semester, will go to the Edward M. Kennedy Center in Boston to compete. Groups of 3-4 students, divided by topic area, have to give 4-minute statements about various complex questions about constitutional law, government policy, current events, and civics, and then answer follow-up questions in a 6-minute questioning round. If we win the finals here, we will be heading to Washington D.C. in the spring to compete in the national finals.


We are currently practicing intensively for the competition, and hope to do as well this year as Easthampton has done historically; winning first place in 2012, coming in 2nd in 2016 and 3rd in 2015. In 2012 the class went to Washington, DC. Williston won in both 2016 and 2017. The program has been expanded from a club to a full class this year, and I reccomend you consider signing up this spring.