Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Congratulations to Forest Hills High School, James Madison High School, and Townsend Harris High School for earning the top three spots in the 2016 We The People NYC competition! They will be competing in Albany at the New York State Finals in February 2017. This year’s citywide competition was held at MLK High School, hosted by the Justice Resource Center. Classes of students from Forest Hills High School, James Madison High School, Townsend Harris High School, Harry S. Truman High School, Edward R. Murrow High School, and William Cullen Bryant High School presented arguments about the Constitution’s relevance and answered judges’ questions during rounds of mock Congressional hearings.
The We the People competition is the yearly culminating event of the NYC program. Teams of students present for four minutes based on the six units in the text. Volunteer attorneys, politicians, and professors serve on the judges panel, and ask students questions for the final six minutes of the competition. Each team is scored based on their overall performance.