The NH Bar and We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution

On Friday, December 8, students from Hollis Brookline High School, John Stark Regional High School and Milford High School converged on the Legislative Office Building in Concord to testify before panels of judges, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of the institutions of American constitutional democracy. Following the “Mock” Congressional Hearings, students, teachers, parents and supportive visitors joined an awards ceremony honoring each student individually with a 2017 We the People medallion. Group achievement in each of the 6 Units of study was also recognized with Unit awards. Students from Hollis Brookline High School received Awards of Excellence in Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 6. John Stark Regional High School students received an Award of Excellence for Unit 3, while Milford High School students received Awards of Excellence in Unit 4 and Unit 5. Volunteer members of the NH Bar Association were “wowed” by the level of constitutional knowledge of the participating students from each school.
Each of the three teams taking part on December 8th, will return to Concord for the We the People State Finals to be held on Friday, January 5, 2018, as students vie for the opportunity to represent NH at the National Finals in Washington, D.C. in the spring.
We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution has been taught in NH schools in grades 4 - 12 for 31 years and is a premier Law Related Education program of the NH Bar Association. For more information on Law Related Education programs and how you can get involved, please contact Robin E. Knippers, Law Related Education Coordinator, at reknippers@nhbar.org or visit Law-Related Education on the NHBA webpages.


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