Pleasanton Unified School District congratulates Amador Valley’s Competitive Civics team for being named National Champions and Foothill High School’s team for finishing fourth in the National ‘We the People’ competition. Both teams represented the State of California masterfully among 47 teams and approximately 1,000 high school students from across the United States. This is the second time Pleasanton has had both competitive civics teams earn top four national honors.
"I couldn't be prouder of this terrific group of students," said Stacey Sklar, Amador’s We the People coach. "They worked so hard and did such a wonderful job."
We the People is a national educational program which promotes civic competence and responsibility. Students demonstrate their understanding of government and the Constitution by participating in congressional hearings.
Amador Valley and Foothill teams from Pleasanton advanced to Nationals after Amador placed first and Foothill second, during the California We the People Competition held earlier this year.
The Amador and Foothill teams’ historic finish was a culmination of thousands of hours of preparation by the students, teacher coaches (Foothill led by Jeremy Detamore and Graham McBride and Amador led by Stacey Sklar), as well as parent and competitive civics alumni.
“The students and adults that make up our competitive civics teams are truly remarkable and are always an inspiring example of our PUSD mission in action: Our students will make a better world,” said Dr. David Haglund, Superintendent of Schools.”On behalf of the Board and all of us at PUSD, I want to congratulate our Amador Valley High School competitive civics team who captured the National Title at the We the People competition. Congratulations also to the team at Foothill High School who captured fourth place in the national competition.”
The last time Amador Valley was named National Champions was in 1995, and the team has represented California in the National We the People competition nearly 20 times.
The Pleasanton Unified School District congratulates all of the We the People student competitors.