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Dragons to compete in the Virtual National Finals of We the People, April 23-25

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VA Civics We the People Medals 

The We the People: The Citizen and Constitution National Finals is a national academic competition that gives students an opportunity to display the civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to effectively participate in our constitutional democratic republic through simulated congressional hearings. Approximately one thousand students from forty-eight classes will participate in 648 half-hour zoom hearings during the National Finals on April 23 through 25, 2022. 

This is the school’s 24th appearance at Nationals. MLWGS has won the national title four times in the We the People competition’s 35-year history, the last time was in 2021, and a national top-10-team for most of the others.

“Maggie Walker’s We The People tradition has stayed strong this year despite the pandemic and meeting over Zoom,” said Sam Ulmschneider-team sponsor.  “The students are working on challenging questions about the history and enduring value of habeas corpus, the causes of the two-party system, the dilemmas around preserving religious freedom in the classroom, and much more.   They are looking forward to this weekend’s competition as the culmination of a long year of learning how to speak extemporaneously and apply a wide variety of evidence to an even wider variety of Constitutional questions.”

Best wishes and good luck to the 2022 MLWGS team.

Team Sponsor and Teacher: Mr. Sam Ulmschneider

2022 Team Members

Andrew Baggett Chesterfield
Benjamin Blanchard Henrico
Benjamin Dickinson Petersburg
Abhay Duggirala Henrico
Georgia Freyer Richmond
Ronit Jain Henrico
Quinn Kast Chesterfield
Michael Kish Henrico
James Knaupp Chesterfield
Jonas Konefal Richmond
Nikki Kumar Henrico
Isabella Lee Chesterfield
Alexander Macturk Henrico
Andrew Park Hopewell
Lexi Pasternak Henrico
Ayush Patel Henrico
Sadie Turner Chesterfield
Evelyn Walworth Chesterfield
Eleanor Westerfield Hanover
Adam Willis Chesterfield