"We the People"

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) A team of Marquette Senior High School students is headed to Washington D.C. for the annual “We the People” National Finals competition. The team of 23 students departed for the nation’s capital around 6 p.m. Thursday evening.

The team qualified for the national competition after finishing 2nd at the State Finals in Lansing in January. They’re the first Michigan team north of Grand Rapids to ever compete at the National Finals.

“I am very proud of these students,” said their teacher and coach, Fred Cole, an MSHS Social Studies teacher. “We are very excited to represent Michigan and the U.P.”

During the finals, students will participate in simulated congressional hearings. They’ll testify as constitutional experts before panels of judges, who will score their performance. While in Washington D.C., the students will also be able to explore the city.

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