Milford High School students who competed in the national We the People competition in Washington, DC, last month performed well against their peers from across the country.
The team from Milford scored in the top 20 out of 56 teams and had an especially strong showing on Unit 5. The students also toured the Capitol and met with US Sen. Kelly Ayotte, pictured above.
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is a NH Bar Association Law-Related Education program that challenges high school students to learn about government and the constitution. State and national competitions take the form of mock congressional hearings after which volunteer judges and attorneys evaluate the studentsí performance.
The 2012-13 school year was the 26th year that the NH Bar Association has sponsored this nationally acclaimed civics education program. In addition to staging the annual competitions, the Bar Associationís Law Related Education program coordinates the distribution of sets of books for the "We the People" curriculum and promotes annual teacher training institutes organized by the national program sponsor, the Center for Civic Education.