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Carolina Forest Students Heading to National “We the People” Competition

Jan 11, 2023

CFHS We the People competition graphicOn December 8th, 2022, Carolina Forest High School’s We the People team, consisting of AP Government and Politics students coached by teacher JJ Iagulli, was the first runner-up at the We the People state competition. This means they will advance to the national competition in April along with the first-place winners River Bluff High School of Lexington. 

Sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, the We the People competition has students participate in a simulated congressional hearing. According to the competition website, this “provides students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and ideas while providing teachers an excellent means of assessing student learning. The entire class, working in cooperative teams, prepares and presents four minute statements before a panel of community representatives acting as a congressional committee. Students then answer follow-up questions posed by the committee members.”

HCS congratulates the students and their coach on their efforts and wishes them luck at the national competition in April.