Bar News - February 17, 2012
Milford Wins We the People State Finals
The 25th We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution state finals last month at the Legislative Office Building in Concord was remarkable not only because of the program’s silver anniversary, but also because Milford High School won the state competition for a record 10th time.
Milford High School stands with their trophy after winning the school’s 10th state finals.
Students from Nashua High School North, one of three schools competing, during the state finals.
Milford High School will represent the state of New Hampshire at the national finals in Washington, DC, from April 27 to May 1.
Two other schools participated in last month’s state finals – Nashua High School North and John Stark Regional High School – and Milford narrowly edged ahead, with the other two teams performing exceptionally well in the mock legislative hearings that compose the competition process. NHBA Law Related Education Coordinator Robin E. Knippers wasn’t surprised:
"We have some amazing students every year. We the People always draws out the sharpest students," she said, "but this year it seemed like everyone really stepped up their preparation, practice and execution. Everyone was very polished. It was probably more difficult for the judges who had to choose the winning team."
See more photos from 2011-2012 We the People.