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My Town EGR: Students heading to D.C. for Constitution competition
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My Town EGR: Students heading to D.C. for Constitution competition
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EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MI –With the 12th state title in 15 years, a team of 31 juniors and seniors from East Grand Rapids High School earned the right to compete at the national level after winning the top spot in state competition January 9th.  The team is led by coach Janice Yates, assistant coach Alex Constantelos, and student coaches from the previous year's team.

During the three-day national competition April 25-27, students from the 50 states will be put to the test during mock Congressional hearings, during which panels of state supreme court judges, constitutional scholars, lawyers, public officials and We the People alumni challenge them to apply constitutional principles and historical facts to contemporary situations.

Supporters can get a better glimpse of what these students do and how they will represent the state of Michigan at a Demonstration Night, scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 3 at the Performing Arts Center at EGR High, 2211 Lake Drive.  Admission is $5 per ticket.  Donors of $50 or more will be recognized in the brochure.  

The team must raise a total of $83,000 to compete in the national competition will be held at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia, just outside Washington D.C.   A community wide can drive and auction are also planned to raise money.  Tax-deducible donations can be sent to East Grand Rapids High School c/o We the People, or online www.gofund.me/egrwtp2015

 For more information contact:  Meghan Distel  at megdistel@gmail.comor wethepeople2015@gmail.com

 

 

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