MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - A group of students from Marquette senior high school recently returned from a trip to the nation’s capital. The student team spent their stay participating in a nationwide competition. We The People is a tournament that challenges students to their knowledge of the constitution. Students are questioned about government and law in front of a panel of state Supreme Court justices and chief justices. A.P. government teacher Fred Cole says the experience for the kids is indispensable.
Photo courtesy: Fred Cole
“They learn to do a lot of research, they learn to work on an answer collaboratively with other people,” says MSHS teacher and team coach Fred Cole. “They learn writing skills, editing skills, speaking skills, answering questions in front of a panel. These are all great skills no matter what field a student goes into.”
Cole says the school would love to continue the program into the future but they are in need of donations. The We The People team is still about $3,000 short of their funding goal this year. A link to their Go Fund Me page can be found here.
Checks can be made payable to: MSHS We the People.
Mail to: MSHS We the People
1203 West Fair Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855