Congratulations to the State Winners and Wild Card classes who will advance to the “We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution” National Finals!

We are delighted to have you participate and share in the 2023 Finals. We are eager to hear your presentations. We’re so pleased that you will join the thousands of students who have participated in this incredible event over the past three decades. We know you put in countless hours in and out of class to get ready, and we wish you all the best of luck!

2023 We the People National Finals
Participating Teams

State School Teacher
Arizona     Mountain View High School   Nancie Lindblom & Lianne Ries
Arizona     Hamilton High School (Wild Card)   Brianna Willits
Arkansas     Valley View High School   Melissa Mayfield
California     Foothill High School   Graham McBride & Jeremy Detamore
California     Amador Valley High School (Wild Card)   Stacey Sklar
Colorado     Denver East High School   Mandy Hostetter
Connecticut     Trumbull High School   Katie Boland
Connecticut     Wilbur Cross High School (John Lewis Class)   Brian Grindrod & Lisa Chester
Connecticut     Staples High School (Wild Card)   Suzanne Kammerman
District Of Columbia     National Cathedral School   David Sahr & Megan Prichard
Florida     Miami Arts Studio at Zelda Glazer 6-12   Marta Salazar & Juan Del Rio
Hawaii     Kealakehe High School   Ezra Witsman
Illinois     Maine South High School   Andrew Trenkle, Kevin Hansen, & Leah Politi
Illinois     St Joseph-Ogden High School (Wild Card)   Marshall Schacht & Don Beckett
Indiana     Fishers High School   Elizabeth Paternoster
Indiana     Hamilton Southeastern High School (Wild Card)   Janet Chandler & Alana Kane
Kentucky     Highlands High School   Megan Boimann-Hennies
Maryland     Boonsboro High School   Ashley Vascik
Massachusetts     Easthampton High School   Kelley Brown & Carter Brochu
Massachusetts     Salem Academy Charter School (Wild Card)   Robert Pelletier
Michigan     East Kentwood High School   Justin Robbins
Michigan     Richmond High School (Wild Card)   Mark Ladd
Nevada     Edward C. Reed High School   Mark Towell
Nevada     Reno High School (Wild Card)   Richard Clark
New Hampshire     Milford High School   Thomas Lundstedt
New Jersey     East Brunswick High School   Marc Mondry
New Jersey     Marlboro High School (Wild Card)   Eric Yang
New Mexico     Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School   William Torres
New York     Forest Hills High School   Tara Kelly
New York     Half Hollow Hills High School East (Wild Card)   David Pitman & Chris Blumenstetter
North Carolina     Raleigh Charter High School   Shayne Klein
North Dakota     Edgeley High School   Melissa Entzi
Ohio     Findlay High School   Mark Dickman & Austin Fox
Oregon     Grant High School   Angela DiPasquale
Oregon     Lincoln High School (Wild Card)   Patrick Magee-Jenks & Alison Brody
Rhode Island     North Smithfield High School   Natalie O'Brien & Mark Hickox
South Carolina     Carolina Forest High School   Jonathan Iagulli & Toni McDowell
South Dakota     Spearfish High School   Patrick Gainey

Green Canyon High School &
Sky View High School  

Michael Rigby & Andrea Thompson
Utah     Mountain Crest High School (Wild Card)   Sari Sparks
Virginia     Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies   Samuel Ulmschneider
Virginia     Douglas S Freeman High School (Wild Card)   Robert Peck & Ben Fabian
Washington     Tahoma High School   Gretchen Wulfing & Michael Seger
West Virginia     Clay County High School   Philip Dobbins
Wisconsin     Wauwatosa West High School   Chad Mateske
Wisconsin     Wauwatosa East High School (Wild Card)   Taylor McDaniel
Wyoming     Sheridan High School   Michael Thomas & Kim Ferguson
Wyoming     Cheyenne South High School (Wild Card)   Reagan Kaufman & Erin Lindt

2023 National Finals

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