East Grand Rapids High School Reclaims Michigan We the People Crown
East Grand Rapids High School, led by teacher Janice Yates, took first place at the We the People State Finals held January 10 at the Michigan Capitol Complex in Lansing.
East Kentwood High School finished second and Marquette High School finished third. Howell High School and Mason High School took Honourable Mention.
Every year, volunteers dedicate their time to evaluate the students’ performance during the simulated congressional hearings. One judge said, “To see and interact with all those eager, well-prepared students and their teachers and parents and friends is just a gift.” The event would not have been possible without the over fifty volunteers who spent the day with the students.
With their first-place finish, East Grand Rapids qualifies to compete against other states in the We the People National finals, held in Washington, D.C., and at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, April 26-28.
Other participating schools included Cesar Chavez Academy High School, Detroit; Hudsonville High School; Marian High School (two teams), Bloomfield Hills; The Potter’s House, Grand Rapids; and Richmond High School.]]>