Tiger Topics N the Red

We the People wins wild card for national qualifier

The+We+the+People+poses+with+its+trophy+at+the+state+competition+on+Dec.10.
Back to Article
Back to Article

We the People wins wild card for national qualifier

The We the People poses with its trophy at the state competition on Dec.10.

The We the People poses with its trophy at the state competition on Dec.10.

Photo used with permission of Mark Gan.

The We the People poses with its trophy at the state competition on Dec.10.

Photo used with permission of Mark Gan.

Photo used with permission of Mark Gan.

The We the People poses with its trophy at the state competition on Dec.10.

Sam Bauer, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Collaboration and team companionship are two main factors that students involved in ‘We The People’ utilize during competitions. The class is well-known for their performances in many categories and competitions.

However, the main purpose of the class is to teach students about the inner workings and foundations of the United States government, as well as instilling the importance of legislative and governmental education in youth. The competitions give students opportunities to showcase their skills in policy as well as a taste of what it could be like to represent a certain issue.

“The main purpose is civic education,” senior competitor Malia Ulmer said. “This class gives kids the ability to share their diverse ideas, as well as teaching them more about the government.”

Dec. 9 and 10, the school’s ‘We The People’ team competed in state during the national qualifications at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Indianapolis to try their luck against other Indiana teams. The winner would move on to nationals, along with a potential wild card runner-up team where they would compete in Washington DC. These competitions are strikingly very close in some states, which is where the wild card comes in.

“On a basic level, a wild card means you didn’t get first, but you you did quite well,” senior competitor Will Leonard said. “On a national level, it depends on how many teams are needed and Indiana naturally has a lot of competition.”

Although FHS did not receive the first place position at state, they have received the wildcard spot which means they could have an opportunity to compete again alongside HSE as team Indiana and the other ‘We The People’ teams across the nation. The team faces many challenges, they hope to overcome along the way.

“[The most challenging thing about ‘We The People’] is sticking to your argument,” senior competitor Olivia Craig said. “It doesn’t necessarily look great to the judges when they can change your amount about it. You can respectfully acknowledge the other side’s arguments, but you always have to be confident in your own argument.”

As of now, FHS is still preparing to make a decision on whether to attend nationals to help represent team Indiana.

About the Writer
Sam Bauer, Reporter

Samuel Bauer is a current senior. He is involved with sports, namely soccer, and academics, and has a passion for photography, film, and science which...

Leave a Comment

Join in the public forum.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • We the People wins wild card for national qualifier

    News

    Student choice day does not return after two years

  • We the People wins wild card for national qualifier

    Clubs

    Literary Magazine offers unique literary opportunity

  • We the People wins wild card for national qualifier

    News

    Launch fishers fellowship opens to young entrepeneurs

  • We the People wins wild card for national qualifier

    News

    Media center challenges students to month of reading

  • We the People wins wild card for national qualifier

    Clubs

    DECA club qualifies for nationals, seeks to grow membership

Navigate Right

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Fishers High School, Fishers, Indiana
We the People wins wild card for national qualifier