Dozens of NH Bar Association Members, Law Students, and Friends of Law Related Education Volunteer Their Time and Experience to Make This Annual Program a Success
January 18, 2021 (Concord, NH)–
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” State Finals were held at the City Wide Community Center (Concord, NH) on January 10, 2022. Students from Hollis-Brookline High School, John Stark Regional High School (Weare, NH), and Milford High School participated in this annual event, which is comprised of simulated congressional hearings where students “testify” before a panel of judges acting as members of Congress. The participating students have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Constitutional Law principles while evaluating, taking, and defending positions on a number of relevant historical and contemporary issues.
After a full day of testimonies, the Milford High team, under the direction of advisor Thomas Lundstedt, was awarded first place. This team comprised the following students: Carla Costas, Caleb Cote, Riley Weis, Logan Woods, Ryann Anderson, Allison Demmons, Sofia Freeman, Cameron Hopkins, Lily Kincaid, and Manya Ziemiecki.
Second place was awarded to Hollis-Brookline High School, under the direction of Mr. Trevor Duval. Participating students from this school are Michael Baure, Grover Farwell, Kathryn “Katie” Hersey, John Kotelly, Michael Lanzone, Robinson “RJ” McAdams, Helene McNabb, Constance Mulligan, Lauren Rogers, Emily Turnbull, Paul Vachon, Dylan Brown, Maggie Crooks, Aidan Dufoe, Emily Fox, Tais Morel, Amy Pattelena, Amy Ryherd, Jonah Sacks, Emily Sartell, Daniel Sattler, and Sophia Walle.
Third place was awarded to John Stark Regional High School, under the direction of Mr. Daniel Marcus. Participating students from this school are: Lauren Ballou, Jackson Davis, Ruby Dykstra, Quentin Fairo, Aubrey Fischer, Sarah Guillemette, Quince Kirtland, Rose Kosciuszek, Madison Lafleur, Lydia Richman, and Samantha Veilleux.
“It is inspiring to see high school students applying constitutional principles, exhibiting understanding and the ability to opine on issues facing our democracy today. I always leave these We the People events having a renewed faith in the next generation of citizens.” said Jennifer A. Eber, Chair, New Hampshire Bar Association Law Related Education Committee.
Milford High will represent New Hampshire at the “We the People” National Finals, which will be held virtually on April 22-26, 2022.
About “We the People”
“We the People…the Citizen and the Constitution” is an annual program created in 1986 by the United States Department of Education as part of an initiative to strengthen civics education. In preparation for competition classes learn about government and study the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Learn more about “We the People” at nhbar.org/civics-education/we-the-people/
About The New Hampshire Bar Association
The New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA; Concord, NH; www.nhbar.org) is a non-profit 501(c)(6), court-mandated organization. Its members are all attorneys licensed to practice in the state, as well as all New Hampshire judges. Founded in 1873, the NHBA serves our members, the public, the justice system, and the profession.