Congratulations to the Amador Valley High School Competitive Civics team for placing second in the National We the People Finals in Washington D.C. For the second year running, both Amador Valley High School and Foothill High School competitive civics teams represented California at the We the People National Finals following the State Competition held on February 2, 2019 in Sacramento, California, where Amador Valley High School’s team finished in first place and Foothill’s team earned second place.
“The entire Amador community is extremely proud of our students who, under the supervision of their Coach Ms. Stacey Sklar with assistance from Mr. Sam Weaver, so impressively represented Amador with an outstanding performance at Nationals in Washington, DC,” said Interim Principal Nimarta Grewal. “This team worked very hard and the results demonstrate that effort.”
This marks the 17th time Amador Valley’s team has made it to Nationals, and the 14th time Amador has placed among the top 10 teams. In 1995, the Amador team took first place, earning the title of National Champion.
“This team did such a terrific job in an incredibly competitive year. I am very proud of their hard work,” said Amador Valley High School Competitive Civics Team Coach Stacey Sklar.
We the People is a competitive civics program sponsored by the Center for Civic Education. Students’ knowledge of the Constitution, the founding of our country, and the evolution of American government is tested in simulated congressional hearings that foster critical thinking and creativity.
Led by teachers Jeremy Detamore and Graham McBride, Foothill High’s competitive civics team had an incredible finish to their year with their third consecutive trip to Nationals.
“Congratulations to both Amador Valley and Foothill High School teams on another monumental finish,” said Superintendent David Haglund, Ed.D. “Our vision for PUSD is that each student will be resourceful, resilient, responsible and engaged world citizen. Each of these young people exemplifies that ideal, as they continue to inspire and exceed our expectations.”