We The People
INDIANAPOLIS | Fifth-grade students from four Northwest Indiana schools earned top ratings in a We the People competition at the Statehouse on Friday by demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of government and the Constitution.
Congratulations to the Wilbur Wright School students for their impressive win in the We the People competition. Hopefully, our young scholars are discovering the Constitution's greatness as envisioned by our Founders, not as reinterpreted by today's progressives.
Now that the holiday festivities are over and the last of the Christmas decorations have been tucked away, we can get back to our daily lives. No Christmas shopping to worry about and no lights to hang up outdoors.
As we mark today's observance of Constitution Day, I’m happy to say a national civics education program with a strong Hoosier presence is helping students at all grade levels see the U.S. Constitution in a whole new light.
SCHERERVILLE | Students in Donna Spivak's fifth-grade class at Grimmer Middle School took first place in their division at the annual statewide We The People civics competition last month.
Over the last few years I have written many columns on school programs in this area. None make me prouder to live in this corner of the state than the accomplishments of Munster High School's We The People program.
MUNSTER | For the third year in a row, the Munster High School "We the People" team earned a spot in the final round of the 25th nationwide civics competition in Washington, D.C.
"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many ... is the very definition of tyranny."
"The law regards man as man, and takes no account of his surroundings or of his color when his civil rights as guaranteed by the supreme law of the land are involved."
It's funny, maybe I bring this on myself, but whenever there is a conversation about current events, the topic always comes back to the role that we all play in the world around us.
PLAINFIELD | A team from Munster High School won a state civics competition and will advance to the national competition next year in Washington, D.C.
INDIANAPOLIS | More than 700 teens and preteens versed in the U.S. Constitution will descend on central Indiana when 12 Indiana high schools and 12 middle schools compete in the We The People State Finals on Dec. 17-18 at Plainfield High School,
Deepa Devanathan learned about civic responsibility firsthand as an intern for U.S. District Court Judge Joseph VanBokkelen this past summer.
Munster High School students placed 10th Monday in the final round of a nationwide civics competition in Washington, D.C.
Volunteer Betsy Kasenga listens as Munster High School senior Joel Retan, center, disputes an answer last week during a practice for the national We the People competition this weekend in Washington, D.C.
Alexander Serrano, right, listens to Christopher Chyung, center, during a practice session last week for the national We the People competition. The Munster High School seniors are headed to Washington, D.C. to compete.
"The reason we draft jurors rather than hire them is that we regard the activity of dispensing justice in the courts as a responsibility all citizens should share."
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