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Students share ideas on citizenship and the Constitution
On Thursday March 13, 2014 Forest Hills High School participated in the North Carolina "We the People" State Competition. Students are required to prepare a four-minute response to three pre-assigned questions and present these responses before a panel of judges. The judges provide six minutes of follow-up questions to gauge the students' understanding and at the conclusion, provide feedback on the quality of the presentation. Judges this year ranged from lawyers to political science professors and even a North Carolina State Supreme Court Judge.
This is the 6th year that Forest Hills High School has participated in the Competition. This year Forest Hills won an Overall Honorable Mention and a Best Response for Unit 3. Topics covered at this year’s Competition include natural rights versus classical republicanism, immigration/naturalization, and historical/contemporary interpretations of the Second Amendment.
"We the People" is a national program founded by the Center for Civic Education that focuses on the founding and structure of the United States Constitution while considering how these principles apply to the lives of everyday citizens. This year’s competition was organized by North Carolina Bar Association, Law Related Education.
Written by: Bryan Rudolph, FHHS Social Studies Teacher
Posted: Mar 24, 2014 by Melissa Howell