EGR ‘We the People’ team headed to nationals

EGR "We the People" team, 2014

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) More than 30 students from East Grand Rapids High School will be heading to Washington, D.C. in March to represent Michigan in the national “We the People” competition.

We the People is a simulated Congressional hearing that tests students on all aspects of the Constitution. The teams get four minutes to read a prepared response to a question they’re given ahead of time. Then for six minutes, a panel of judges asks them questions related to the topic.

A trip to the national competition is a trip of a lifetime for many of the students. The experience helps them learn public speaking skills, how to analyze and present information and facts, become excellent writers, and outstanding citizens.

It costs almost $80,000 to take the students to Washington, D.C. for the competition, so the team is holding a series of fundraisers. Find information and buy tickets online.

Demonstration Night
Tuesday, February 3, 7 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
East Grand Rapids High School
Tickets: $5

Lady Liberty Ball
Saturday, March 28
Thousand Oaks Country Club

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