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Wando High School team wins second place in "Battle of the Carolinas"

April 05, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 4, 2012) — Students from Wando High School (team 2) won second place in the inaugural We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Battle of the Carolinas competition on Friday, March 30, at the Charlotte School of Law. The team was also awarded the Unit 4 Most Effective Unit Award for having the highest combined morning and afternoon score for its unit.

The competition was a collaborative effort between the North and South Carolina Bars and featured remarks from S.C. Bar Executive Director Bob Wells and N.C. Bar Executive Director Allan B. Head. Each state sent nine volunteer judges and three teams to the competition. Students from Wando High School (teams 2 and 3) and Wilson High School represented South Carolina. These teams were runners-up in the S.C. Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division’s We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution competition in January.

Participating students from Wando High School (team 2) included Zachary Fogleman, Justin Henline, Paige Jellison, Jack Meagher, Emma Miller, Savannah Miller, Dalton Mills, Nike Pappas, Amie Parris, Nicholas Sottile, Michael Spires, Rebecca Sydow and Layne Walker. The team was led by instructor Misty LeClerc.

Other awards given to the South Carolina teams included the Unit 2 Most Effective Unit Award (Team 3, Wando High School) and the Unit 3 Most Effective Unit Award (Wilson High School).

We the People is an in-depth study of American history with an emphasis on understanding the formation of the Constitution and its interpretation throughout history. In January, students competed in a mock congressional hearing and discussed critical issues regarding American government, the founding fathers and current events based on a constitutional perspective.

The S.C. Bar’s LRE Division, which was developed to improve the ability of teachers to instruct law related education, has been part of the Bar since 1976. We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution is made possible by a grant from the Center for Civic Education and an IOLTA grant from the S.C. Bar Foundation.

The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 14,000 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.

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