Ten High Schools Advance to Championship Round of National Competition on Constitution and Bill of Rights

April 28, 2019


Robert Leming (805) 890-4059 

Maria Gallo (805) 904-7411

Mark Molli (818) 916-7695

Washington — Schools from California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon, Virginia and Washington are advancing to the championship round of the 2019 We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution National Finals Monday, April 29. Ten classes will vie for first place in the academic competition, where students demonstrate their constitutional knowledge during simulated congressional hearings. The championship round will take place in congressional hearing rooms on Capitol Hill. The competition schedule is provided below.

Nearly 1,300 high school students from 44 states have gathered in Washington, D.C., to participate in the 32nd Annual We the People National Finals, administered by the Center for Civic Education. The initial field of 56 classes has been reduced to 10 finalists based on the combined scores of each class over the past two days of intense examination of their constitutional knowledge. In the competition, students demonstrate their knowledge of constitutional issues before simulated congressional committees composed of constitutional scholars, lawyers, historians and public officials. Students complete a comprehensive course of study on the Constitution to qualify for the competition.

More information about the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program and the National Finals is available at www.civiced.org/programs/wtp and www.civiced.org/national-finals-2019


2 Sessions:   Session 1:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and Session 2: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Hearing Schedule will be found on: http://www.civiced.org/national-finals-2019

The 10 schools in alphabetical order: 

School State

Amador Valley High School California

Denver East High School      Colorado

Hamilton Southeastern High School Indiana

Fishers High School*      Indiana

Black River Public School* Michigan

Lincoln High School Oregon

Grant High School * Oregon

Maggie L. Walker Governor's Virginia

School for Government and International Studies

Douglas S Freeman High School* Virginia

Tahoma High School Washington

*Denotes Wild Card Team


To avoid disruption of the hearings and facilitate news coverage please contact Robert Leming at 805-890-4059 or Mark Molli at 818-912-7695 prior to entering a hearing room. 


April 29, 8:30 P.M. EDT

National Conference Center, Leesburg, Virginia

 [National winner and top 9 announced 9:30 p.m. EDT]