Bar News - February 13, 2009
Milford Advances to We The People Nationals
Milford High School students pose with Howard Zibel, center, general counsel of the NH Supreme Court and the founder of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition in NH. The teamís coach, David Alcox, is at right.
Students from Milford, the 2009 state champions, have gone to the national finals in 8 of the 11 years they have competed, according to Alcox. The Jan. 9 state finals featured five classes from four schools. In addition to Milford, classes from Nashua North, Gorham and John Stark Regional (two classes) participated.
The December district competition for WTP was cancelled due to the ice storm. Many of the students participating in the competition had their study disrupted by the ice-storm and prolonged electricity outages at their homes and schools.
The Milford students are in the midst of preparing for the nationals to be held in Washington, D.C. April 24 to 28. Recently, a film crew working on a documentary about the We the People competition visited the school to interview students and film their participation. Find out more at www.wtpfilm.com.
The NHBA will soon post its own video about the 2009 competition. See the e-Bulletin for details when it is complete.
The WTP program, including both the live competition and the distribution of curriculum materials on the US Constitution, is funded largely by the Center for Civic Education, which also funds another program conducted in NH Ė We the People: Project Citizen, a public policy portfolio curriculum. Find out more at the Barís Law Related Education page at www.nhbar.org/law-related-education.