The seniors in the Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics class taught by Mr. Tom O’Hare participated in the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition held at Columbia College. The entire class, working in cooperative teams, prepared and presented four minute statements before a panel of community representatives acting as a congressional committee. The team of Madison Beasley, Creighton Kellogg, Walker Patrick and Addie Singleton received recognition for earning the highest score for their presentation. Over 300 students from public and private schools from throughout the state participated in the competition. By participating in a simulated congressional hearing in which they testified before a panel of judges, students demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and had opportunities to evaluate, take and defend positions on relevant historical and contemporary issues.