This past weekend, April 26 & 27, the Marshwood We the People team competed in the national finals, finishing 1st in the Northeast division, which includes all of the New England states, NY, NJ, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Six teams of students gave testimony & responded to questions in 12 rounds of simulated congressional hearings. The student performances were awesome! It was a complete team effort and the following students should be praised for their performances:
Unit 1: Adam Allen, Ben Corey, Bri Hale, Tim Lee and Kim Mills spoke on the following topics: The Declaration of Independence’s influence on our nation; the development of the original state constitutions & what can be learned from them. Unit 2: Carolyn Bates, Jason Beland, Brittany Bossi, Josh Marks, Sam McPherson spoke on the following topics: Federalism; the Constitutional Convention. Unit 3: Hannah Bossi, Jack Letellier, Jack Mercer, Riley Wilber spoke on the following topics: The Dred Scott decision and judicial power; the Civil War and executive power. Unit 4: Riley Burke, Kyle Fallon, Darren LaPointe, Garrett Robinson spoke on the following topics: The expansion of presidential power; the role of congressional investigations. Unit 5: Nicole Benedetto, Suzannah Blass, Julianna Burke, Hannah Dolan, Isabella Etro spoke on the following topics: philosophical views of rights; the First Amendment, religion and public policy. Unit 6 Emma Barker, Sianna Niedzolkowski, Adya Plourde, Joe Siraco spoke on the following topics: Immigration policy in the 21st century; the proper role of government and the role that citizens play.