STATEHOUSE – The Brown County Junior High School “We the People” team was recently honored by the Indiana General Assembly. House Resolution (HR) 43, authored by Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) which recognized the team for winning five consecutive We the People state championships as well as the 2013-2014 national championship.
Developed by the Center for Civic Education, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, We the People gives students the opportunity to learn about democracy, promotes civic responsibility and then allows them to compete in state and national competitions to test their knowledge. Since 1987, more than 28 million students have been a part of the program.
“These are great accomplishments for a school in one of our smallest counties and speaks well of the talent of the students,” said Rep. Koch.
This year’s national We the People finals will be held at George Mason University. The competition will simulate a congressional hearing with contestants testifying before judges who act as congressional committees. While in Washington D.C, students will also have the opportunity to explore the city and meet elected officials and dignitaries.
“This House Resolution memorializes the accomplishments of the past and expresses our support for the great things yet to come,” said Rep. Koch.
To learn more about We the People, visit www.civiced.org. Visit www.iga.in.gov for more information about the HR 43 or other legislation this session.
Rep. Koch (R-Bedford) represents all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.