We The People… Puts Students’ Knowledge to the Test

March 04, 2004

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Students from around the state will have their opportunity to test their knowledge on the United States Constitution Thursday, March 11. The University of Charleston and the Center for Civic Education will sponsor a statewide competition for high school students at the University of Charleston beginning at 9 a.m.  

The competition is based on the We The People… Program, which educates students on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  

“This competition allows students to test their knowledge on the foundation of our country,” said Sharon Flack, Social Studies Coordinator, for the West Virginia Department of Education.  

Each team will compete in six units and will be judged by a team of lawyers, professors and other individuals experienced or involved with the study and/or application of the Constitution or Bill of Rights. Each team of judges will evaluate all schools on one unit. Scores for all six units will determine the winner of the West Virginia competition and will go one to compete in the national competition in Washington, D.C.  

For more information about the competition, please contact Sharon Flack at (304) 558-7805, or by email at sflack@access.k12.wv.us.

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